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September 13, 2001, National Transportation Safety Board Press Release,

September 13, 2001, National Transportation Safety Board Press Release, NTSB PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO FBI INVESTIGATION,

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


September 13, 2001

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Transportation Safety Board is providing technical assistance to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is the lead agency investigating the terrorist attacks of September 11. At the request of the FBI, the Safety Board has sent investigators with knowledge of aircraft structures and flight recorders to the crash sites in New York, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon. They are assisting in the search for the cockpit voice recorders and flight data recorders - the so-called "black boxes" - and helping to identify aircraft parts.

The NTSB has offered the use of its laboratories to read out any recorders the FBI may find.

The Safety Board also dispatched its family affairs specialists to New York and Pennsylvania to advise the FBI and the airlines on providing federal services to the families of the victims of these crimes. Similar assistance is being provided for the crash at the Pentagon.

As the crashes of the four airliners on Tuesday are criminal acts, the FBI is the lead investigative agency and will release all information on the progress of the investigation. News media should direct questions on this investigation to the FBI's press office at (202) 324-3691.

NTSB Office of Public Affairs: (202) 314-6100

December 18, 2000 - (SB-00/32) NTSB Chairman Jim Hall announces he will leave agency in January.

January 19, 2001 - (SB-01-01) Carol Carmody Named as Vice Chairman of NTSB.

January 19, 2001

The National Transportation Safety Board was today advised that President Clinton designated Carol Carmody Vice Chairman of the NTSB. Carmody, who has been a Member of the NTSB since June 2000, will serve as Acting Chairman. Before coming to the Board, Carmody worked as an independent aviation consultant, focusing on international and environmental issues. From 1995 to 1999, she served as the U.S. representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations body responsible for international civil aviation standards.

From 1988 to 1994, Carmody was a professional aviation staff member on the Senate Commerce Committee responsible for aviation legislation. Carmody also spent 11 years with the Federal Aviation Administration, including three years as deputy director for Congressional Services.

"I look forward to serving the American people as Vice Chairman and expect to continue the Board's success in increasing safety in all modes of transportation," said Carmody.

A Louisiana native, Carmody received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Oklahoma and a master's in public administration from American University in Washington, D.C.

Her designation as Vice Chairman is for a two-year term. Her term as a Board Member expires December 31, 2004.

NTSB Media Contact:
Keith Holloway
(202) 314-6100

March 21, 2001 - NTSB opens Public Docket on the U.S.S. Greeneville and Ehime Maru accident investigation
April 20, 2001 - Investigation Update: Crash of Emery Worldwide Airlines flight 17, Rancho Cordova, CA.
June 5, 2001 - (SB01-12) NTSB adopts revised final report on the 1991 crash of United Airlines Flight 585 in Colorado Springs, CO.; calls rudder reversal most likely cause
July 30, 2001 - (SB01-17) NTSB to hold Public Hearing, August 22-23, on Emery Worldwide DC-8 cargo crash
August 17, 2001 - Statement by National Transportation Safety Board Acting Chairman Carol Carmody on runway incursions
August 27, 2001 - NTSB assisting government of the Bahamas in investigation of the crash of Cessna 402
September 19, 2001 - (SB01-24) John A. Hammerschmidt reconfirmed as NTSB Board Member by the Senate
September 26, 2001 - (SB01-26) Marion C. Blakey sworn in as Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board
October 23, 2001 - (SB01-27) Attempted landing in bad weather, failure to deploy spoilers cited as causes of MD-82 crash in Little Rock
November 20, 2001 - Update on NTSB investigation into crash of American Airlines Flight 587
November 29, 2001 - Second update on NTSB investigation into crash of American Airlines flight 587
December 18, 2001 - Third update on the NTSB investigation into crash of American Airlines Flight 587
December 20, 2001 - Investigation Update: Crash of Penair Flight 350, Dillingham, Alaska

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