Who Investigates Aviation Accidents?

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will lead the investigation of any aviation incident, together with members of the local law enforcement authorities, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and representatives of the manufacturer of the aircraft. 

Generally, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will lead the investigation of any aviation crash, with assistance from members of the local law enforcement authorities, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and representatives of the manufacturer of the aircraft. All aviation accidents are to be reported to the NTSB and the phone number for the NTSB Communications Center is (202) 314-6100. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) also regulates air travel and investigates every aviation accident: commercial and private. The FAA is responsible for setting the safety standards for pilot conduct, flight operations, and aircraft manufacturers, and for enforcing regulations through civil or criminal penalties. The NTSB investigates every civil aircraft accident and recommends safety standards for accident prevention.

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