The US National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) did not send investigators to the scenes of 15 aviation accidents involving 21 fatalities during the 35-day shutdown of US government agencies that ended Jan. 25. Resuming normal operations on Jan. 28, the NTSB released a summary of the impacts of the shutdown, which prevented the agency from sending investigators to 22 total accidents, including three marine, two railroad and two highway mishaps. “The 22 accidents in which the NTSB ...

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