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NTSB Works to Reduce General Aviation Accidents Through 5 New Safety Alerts

January 3, 2014

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Each year, the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigate thousands of accidents involving different types of aircraft; however, the most common type of crash these groups look into are General Aviation Accidents. These crashes involve recreational aircraft piloted by licensed pilots who are not profiting from the flight.

An article from Forbes magazine explains that in an effort to reduce the number of these crashes that are reported each year, the NTSB has launched a safety campaign. The campaign is comprised of five different informational sheets used to raise pilots’ awareness of some of the most common dangers they face in the air, which include pilot errors and mechanical malfunctions.

NTSB officials say the sheets work by reminding pilots of the importance of following safety protocols at all times when in the air and on the ground. For example, a sheet titled “Armed for Safety: Emergency Locator Transmitters Alert” states pilots should remember to turn these devices on and ensure they are attached to the airplane every time they fly.

The new alerts come on the heels of five other such announcements released earlier this year.

The Aviation Accident Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy recognize the importance of improving aviation safety and hope the new safety alerts are successful in keeping pilots safe during their upcoming travels.

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