Category | Investigatory Process

Calm Urged Until Hudson Mid-Air Is Thoroughly Investigated

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 — David Evans


A letter from two influential pilots’ organizations to FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt discourages any rash reactions to the mid-air collision 8 August between a light plane and a sightseeing helicopter in New York City’s Hudson River corridor, which resulted in nine deaths. “Acting precipitously, without all the facts, may have unintended consequences while failing to […]

Union Removed As Participant In Midair Collision Investigation

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 — David Evans


If you want to play, best argue with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) privately, not publicly and probably prematurely. On 17 August the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) was stripped of its party status in the NTSB’s investigation into the mid-air collision 8 August over the Hudson River, in which all nine aboard […]

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