May 25, 2022

After About Five Months NTSB's Safety Recommendations Database Back Online

From a News Release:

The NTSB is pleased to inform the industry that Web access to the NTSB Safety Recommendations database has been restored. You may access it at Although the appearance of the interface has changed little, the data have been audited and verified and a few other non-visible changes have been made to improve the accuracy of information presented.

In addition, the administrative processes has been changed to ensure timelier updating. Safety Recommendations correspondence will normally be entered within 1 to 2 business days of its receipt by the NTSB. When the correspondence represents the addressee’s initial response to the Recommendation, the record will be updated at that time to reflect the status of “Initial Response Received,” rather than “Awaiting Response.” The only exception would be in the case of a brief response that merely acknowledges receipt of the recommendation(s) and advises that a substantive response will be forthcoming. Similarly, the NTSB’s replies should be entered within days of their issuance by the NTSB.


Safety Recommendations Database Facts:

  • 13,450 total safety recommendations
  • 2,156 railroad and transit recommendations
  • 239 “open” status railroad/transit, government agency, and association recommendations
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