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NTSB Releases First–Ever Video Companion to Accident Report
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 NTSB Releases First–Ever Video Companion to Accident Report

​WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board today released an 8-minute video that focuses on the key lessons that pilots can learn from the investigation of a UPS cargo plane crash in Birmingham, Ala., in August 2013.

The video is a first-ever such companion to an official NTSB report. The Board plans to produce other videos in the future on major accidents.

“People consume information and absorb lessons in different ways,” said NTSB Chairman Christopher A. Hart. “This video is another way to reach pilots and aviation safety professionals with the lessons we learned through our investigative work.”

The video is aimed at commercial and other professional pilots, but many of the lessons of the accident apply to every pilot – for example, avoiding unstable approaches.

The video can be viewed here:

The full report can be read here:


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