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Collection National Transportation Safety Board Orders, Petitions, and Decisions

About this Collection

The Law Library of Congress has digitized a collection of National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) decisions, orders, and petitions. NTSB conducts independent accident investigations and decides pilots' and mariners' certification appeals. The documents included in this collection are selected documents, not included in the Library's bound collection of NTSB decisions and not previously available online. The years of the decisions span from 1973-1982, with the majority falling between 1977 and 1981. Other decisions can be found on the NTSB's Document Management System.

The collection is organized by docket number, an alphanumeric designation; the first two letters indicate the document type and then the dockets are arranged numerically within the type. Documents with docket numbers beginning with EA are procedural, mostly name substitutions. Docket numbers beginning with ME contain opinions and orders on appeals to a decision of the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Dockets beginning with an R are from the National Mediation Board in 1978.

The majority of the documents begin with docket number SE and include orders and decisions of the Federal Aviation Administration. A section of petitions begins with docket number SM and comprise the second largest group. Two documents in this collection do not have visible docket numbers.