NTSB to hold meeting on safety of agricultural aircraft ops

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board will host a meeting May 13 with agricultural industry leaders and federal regulators to discuss its Special Investigation Report on the Safety of Agricultural Aircraft Operations.

During the meeting, the NTSB will present the findings from the special investigation report including safety issues that relate to this unique sector of the general aviation community.

Also, the NTSB will announce several new safety recommendations that are being issued to the FAA and the National Agricultural Aviation Research & Education Foundation.

In addition to the special investigation report, investigators developed a new Safety Alert, “Preventing Obstacle Collision Accidents in Agricultural Aviation,” to provide guidance for pilots and operators to increase safety in the industry.

The meeting, which begins at 2 p.m., is being held at NTSB headquarters, 490 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20594.

Participants include: NTSB Board Member Earl Weener, NTSB Office of Aviation Safety Staff, FAA officials, National Agricultural Aviation Association Officials.

For more information: NTSB.gov

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