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National Transportation Safety Board - 18 months

Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:34 pm

I am curious as to why the NTSB, the United States agency that investigates aircraft crashes, always says in their preliminary statements that it will take up to 18 months to come up with a final determination as to why a crash occurred. Is the 18 months a deadline imposed by some kind of federal regulation/law? Or is the 18 months a self imposed deadline based on the average length of how long it takes to complete an investigation?

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Re: National Transportation Safety Board - 18 months

Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:50 pm

There’s no regulatory timeline, but there’s lots of moving parts behind the scenes—mostly bureaucratic, but also testing, multiple reviews of drafts, posting of the comment period, public hearings, all before the final report.

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