Noose Incident At NTSB Sparks Investigation Of Two Top Managers | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 08.17.17

Airborne 08.21.17

Airborne 08.22.17

Airborne 08.23.17

Airborne 08.17.17

Airborne 08.18.17

Airborne-Unmanned 08.22.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 08.17.17

Airborne 08.21.17

Airborne 08.22.17

Airborne 08.23.17

Airborne 08.17.17

Airborne 08.18.17

Airborne-Unmanned 08.22.17

NEW!!! 2017 AirVenture Innovation Preview -- YouTube Presentation / Vimeo Presentation

Sat, Aug 22, 2009

Noose Incident At NTSB Sparks Investigation Of Two Top Managers

One GS-15, One SES Employee Relieved Of Managerial Duties Pending Investigation

This is certainly not the type of investigation normally conducted by the NTSB.  Two top managers for the board are under investigation for allegedly wrapping a noose around the nameplate of a former career NTSB executive and hanging it from a wall fixture following a meeting at the agency. Neither the two managers, one a GS-15, the other a Senior Executive Service (SES) employee, nor the former employee have been identified, though The Washington Post reports all are white.

The incident occurred at the end of a meeting August 6th. The noose was fashioned out of soft cord used for crowd control. It was discovered by an employee and turned over to a supervisor.

NTSB Chair Debora Hersman was not present at the meeting. She later sent an e-mail to all employees at the agency, saying the display was very disturbing. "At a minimum, this behavior exhibited insensitivity and lack of judgment, and has no place in our organization," she said in the e-mail.

NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson told the Post "According to the individuals, it was an attempt at a joke. They indicated they had no racial or ethnic intent in the action. Clearly, they were not sensitive to the symbolism of the noose." He said the two men were cooperating with the inquiry.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

Advertisement

More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.20.17): Maximum Authorized Altitude

Maximum Authorized Altitude A published altitude representing the maximum usable altitude or flight level for an airspace structure or route segment. It is the highest altitude on >[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 08.15.17: Reno Drone Races, DoD CrackDown, Blue Angels v UAV?

Also: Kansas DOT-AirMap, CIRRUAS Drone Program, Daytona Beach PD UAS, Virginia UAS SAR The Reno Air Racing Association has signed an agreement with the MultiGP Drone Racing League >[...]

AMA Drone Report 08.17.17: MULTI-GP Int'l Open, Drone v Chicago, Reno Drone Race

Also: Yuneec Extended Service Plan, UAV on A/C Carrier, Blue Angels Incident, Drone Operator Safety Act MultiGP’s 2017 MultiGP International Open, conducted on the grounds of>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.21.17)

Aero Linx: Women Military Aviators, Inc. The organization called the Women Military Aviators, Inc. was formed by two groups of women pilots separated by 39 years of history. The fi>[...]

Airborne 08.18.17: NBAA v KSMO, Sully Attacked, DB Cooper Update

Also: New NASA Admin?, Anti-Aviation Hypocrites, Airberlin, Sky Hopper, Drone v Carrier, Jet Aviation, Airman Retires The NBAA joined five other stakeholders to file a brief with t>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC