Tue, May 18, 2010
Reagan Appointee Served Six Years As Chair
Former NTSB Chairman Jim Burnett
passed away in his hometown of Clinton, AR, at the age of 62.
The Associated Press reports that Burnett, a Reagan appointee,
served as Chairman of the body from 1982-1988. He had been
appointed by the President the previous year.
Burnett had been active in Republican Party politics since 2004,
when be became a national committeeman from the state of Arkansas.
He reportedly passed away due to complications from
Burnett was on the NTSB when the national drinking age was
raised to 21-years-old. In 1996, he was inducted into the Space
Technology Hall of Fame for his work on fire-retardant airplane
seats. A monument to Burnett was erected in 1994 by the Japanese
IREI Air Safety Foundation near the spot where a JAL airliner went
down in 1985. The monument praises Burnett for his leadership and
dedication to airline safety.
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