NTSB Training Course:  Aircraft Accident Investigation (AS101) 






Aircraft Accident Investigation (AS101)


This two week course being held at the National Transportation Safety Board Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia on April 13-24, 2015 provides participants with a comprehensive overview of the procedures and methods used and the skills required to investigate an aircraft accident. Examples from recent NTSB investigations will be used to demonstrate particular aspects of the investigative process.


Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the entire process, from when the NTSB receives the initial notification that an accident has occurred through the issuance of the final report and determination of the accident's probable cause
  • Define the five major aspects of site management at an accident scene
  • Identify how safety recommendations - the primary accomplishments of an accident investigation - are developed and issued
  • Identify what questions to ask accident witnesses to elicit the most accurate information
  • Distinguish the difference between structural failures that may have caused the accident and structural damage that occurred as a result of the accident
  • Confidently interact with the media at the accident site and during the on-going investigation

Tuition is $4,070 and is due by April 8, 2015 by noon, Eastern Daylight Savings time.


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