NASA released some 16,000 pages of data from its 2001-04 National Aviation Operations Monitoring Service survey, in which more than 25,000 pilots were asked a range of questions about air safety in the US and reported much higher rates of midair near misses, runway incursions and engine failures than reported by FAA. But NASA, which drew strong criticism two months ago for failing to release the results of the $11 million project publicly (ATWOnline, Nov. 2), insisted that the findings are ...

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