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Briefing September 2013 Issue

Briefing: September 2013

NTSB Pushes GA Safety Effort

The NTSB has made general aviation safety a priority, citing a stubborn lack of improvement in accident statistics over the last 10 years. This summer, the safety board released a series of online videos that aim to address some of the more common causes of GA accidents. The videos explore the issues that were addressed in five safety-alert bulletins published by the safety board in March: risk-management strategies, maintenance issues, flying at night or in reduced visibility, stalls, and careful adherence to procedures for GA mechanics. “We see the same types of accidents over and over again,” said NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman. “What’s especially tragic is that so many of these accidents are entirely preventable.” The five videos, each three to five minutes long, were posted on YouTube (

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