The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

Visiting address

L'Enfant Plaza 490, SW

DC 20594

Washington

Postal address

L'Enfant Plaza 490, SW

Washington , DC 20594

United States of America

Contact

Tel +1 202 314 6000

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Our Mission

Independently Advancing Transportation Safety

Legislative Mandate

  • Maintaining our congressionally mandated independence and objectivity;
  • Conducting objective, precise accident investigations and safety studies;
  • Performing fair and objective airman and mariner certification appeals;
  • Advocating and promoting safety recommendation;
  • Assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.

The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation – railroad, highway, marine and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the Federal Government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members impacted by major transportation disasters.