Sun, May 18, 2003
The NTSB has selected Jeff Rich and Hector
Casanova as the Regional Directors of Aviation Safety for the
Southwest Regional Office (Gardena, California), and the South
Central Regional Office (Arlington, Texas), respectively. In these
positions, they will oversee all aviation accident and incident
investigations handled by these offices.
"Mr. Rich and Mr. Casanova each bring a vast amount of
experience as investigators and a commitment to aggressively pursue
aviation safety." said Ellen Engleman, Chairman of the National
Transportation Safety Board.
During his 20-year tenure with the Safety Board, Mr. Rich has
investigated over 1,500 aviation accidents. These include seven
major investigations as Investigator-in-Charge or Group Chairman.
He has served as Deputy Regional Director for the past nine years
and has also served as a Senior Air Safety Investigator for the
past four years. In addition, he has worked as a Field Air Safety
Investigator, and a Unit Supervisor.
Mr. Casanova has investigated over 600 aviation accidents and
served as Group Chairman of three major investigations during his
12 years at the Safety Board. He has served as a Field Air Safety
Investigator, a Senior Air Safety Investigator and a Supervisory
Air Safety Investigator. Mr. Casanova has also participated in
numerous international accidents as the U.S. Accredited
Representative, and he has extensive fixed and rotary wing aviation
Both Mr. Rich and Mr. Casanova have begun serving in their new
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