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NTSB To Interview Crew Members And Fire/Rescue After Boat Fire

National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy speaks to the media about the investigation on Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 in Portland, Ore., Jan. 6, 2024. Homendy, the nation’s chi

National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy announced today that interviews with crew members of the vessel involved in the recent incident will commence later in the day. This development marks a significant step in the investigation process to gather firsthand accounts and insights from those directly involved.

Homendy emphasized the importance of interviewing not only the crew members but also fire and rescue personnel, as well as individuals who were present on the bridge during the incident. These interviews are crucial in piecing together the sequence of events leading up to and following the incident, providing valuable information for the ongoing investigation.

The National Transportation Safety Board plays a vital role in conducting thorough investigations into transportation-related incidents to determine the root causes and contributing factors. By interviewing key individuals involved in the incident, the board aims to uncover critical details that may shed light on what transpired and help prevent similar incidents in the future.

Interviews with crew members, fire and rescue personnel, and individuals on the bridge will offer valuable perspectives and firsthand accounts that can provide valuable insights into the circumstances surrounding the incident. These interviews are part of a comprehensive investigative process aimed at uncovering the truth and ensuring accountability.

As the interviews get underway, the National Transportation Safety Board remains committed to conducting a thorough and impartial investigation to determine the factors that led to the incident. The insights gained from these interviews will be instrumental in shaping the board's final report and recommendations to enhance safety measures and prevent future accidents.

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