Aviation investigators will make presentations
on the safety issues involved in two 2015 midair collisions in which a total of
seven people died.
The first midair collision happened July 7, 2015, in
Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and the other on Aug. 16, 2015, in San Diego,
California. Two people were killed in the Moncks Corner collision and
five people were killed in the San Diego midair collision.
The NTSB announced Nov. 1, 2016, that the findings,
probable cause, and suggested safety improvements would be deliberated at a
public meeting of the board Nov. 15, 2016. Due to the recusal of Member
Robert Sumwalt from participating in the deliberations for these accidents, and
the unavailability of Member Earl Weener, there will not be a quorum available
(at least three board members) for the scheduled board meeting on the midair
As an alternative course of action, before the
presentations, Chairman Christopher Hart, Vice Chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr and
Member Weener will vote on the reports, findings, safety recommendation and
Safety Alert via an electronic voting process.
presentations are an opportunity to share with those in the aviation community
and other stakeholders how the NTSB arrived at its conclusions, and explain why
it has issued both a safety recommendation and a Safety Alert, which will be
released following the event.
Investigator-in-Charge, Moncks Corner, SC
Investigator-in-Charge, San Diego, CA
Safety Alert and Safety Recommendations
Prevent Midair Collisions: Don't Depend on Vision Alone
The set of 10 accident animations are available on our YouTube channel.
Safety Recommendation Report ASR-16-06
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
July 7, 2015
San Diego, California
August 16, 2015
North American Rockwell
NTSB public events are also streamed live via webcast. Webcasts are archived for a period of three months from the time of the meeting. Webcast archives are generally available by the end of the event day for public meetings, and by the end of the next day for technical conferences. Webcast information can be found here: http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/
If you wish to obtain a copy of NTSB meetings, please contact the NTSB Records Management Division at (202) 314-6551 or 800-877-6799. You may also request this information from the NTSB web site or write the following: National Transportation Safety Board, Records Management Division (CIO-40), 490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC 20594