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NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman to leave accident investigations board to head safety council

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the nation's transportation accident investigations board is leaving to become the president and CEO of the National Safety Council. Forty-three-year-old Deborah Hersman said in a blog Tuesday that her nearly 10 years at the National Transportation Safety Board have been "a great ride," but she is moving on to the second "dream job" of her career.

NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman to leave accident investigations board to head safety council

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the nation's transportation accident investigations board is leaving to become the president and CEO of the National Safety Council. Forty-three-year-old Deborah Hersman said in a blog Tuesday that her nearly 10 years at the National Transportation Safety Board have been "a great ride," but she is moving on to the second "dream job" of her career.

Pilots in Asiana crash relied on automatic equipment for airspeed

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The pilots aboard the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed in San Francisco relied on automatic equipment - an auto-throttle system - to maintain airspeed and did not realize the plane was flying too slowly until it was just 200 feet above the ground, the head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 3-Dreamliner probe results 'weeks away,' NTSB chief says

* NTSB will provide some details of probe on Thursday * Agency thoroughly testing battery that caught fire on jet * Boeing wants to conduct new test flights By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board is "probably weeks away" from completing its probe into battery problems on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, but will share its latest information on the jet on Thursday, agency head Deborah Hersman said.

Dreamliner probe 'weeks away' from end - NTSB's Hersman

WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board is "probably weeks away" from completing its probe into causes of a battery fire on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, but will share its latest information on Thursday, NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman said on Wednesday. "We will talk about special conditions that were put into effect at the time when the Dreamliner was certified," Hersman told reporters at a breakfast briefing hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
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