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Boston Globe
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverthe impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nic
Boston Globe / Posted 4 hours ago
the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a medical officer for the National Transportation Safety Board. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the July 2016 crash... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
Drugs, opioids in system of Lockhart hot air balloon pilotwere found in the system of a hot air balloon pilot who crashed in Lockhart las
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 5 hours ago
were found in the system of a hot air balloon pilot who crashed in Lockhart last summer killing 16 people, according to the National Transportation Safety Board The organization wants to make medical certificates required for hot air balloon pilots... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 5 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 5 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Report Blames Pilot In Deadly Balloon Crash, But Also Points Finger At FAAA National Transportation Safety Board report on the 2016 hot air balloon crash
KERA North Texas / Posted 6 hours ago
A National Transportation Safety Board report on the 2016 hot air balloon crash that killed all 16 people aboard finds that the pilot's "pattern of poor decision-making" was to blame. But the safety board also reserves some culpability for an FAA... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Report Blames Pilot In Deadly Balloon Crash, But Also Points Finger At FAAA National Transportation Safety Board report on the 2016 hot air balloon crash
KPBS San Diego / Posted 6 hours ago
A National Transportation Safety Board report on the 2016 hot air balloon crash that killed all 16 people aboard finds that the pilot's "pattern of poor decision-making" was to blame. But the safety board also reserves some culpability for an FAA... Read more
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KWWL Iowa
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
KWWL Iowa / Posted 6 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Pilot's poor decision-making caused worst hot-air balloon crash in history, NTSB saysThe National Transportation Safety Board confirmed that a hot air balloon in Te
Detroit Free Press / Posted 7 hours ago
The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed that a hot air balloon in Texas struck power lines, caught fire, and crashed, killing all 16 people on board. It's considered one of the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history. WASHINGTON –... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 7 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 7 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 7 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 8 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 8 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 8 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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The Times and Democrat
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverFILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (
The Times and Democrat / Posted 8 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Robert Sumwalt speaks during a news conference at the scene of the worst hot air balloon crash in U.S. history that killed 16 people in July 2016 near... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
Hawaii News Now / Posted 8 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 8 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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WALB Albany
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
WALB Albany / Posted 8 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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Lincoln Journal Star
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverFILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (
Lincoln Journal Star / Posted 8 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Robert Sumwalt speaks during a news conference at the scene of the worst hot air balloon crash in U.S. history that killed 16 people in July 2016 near... Read more
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The Sentinel
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverFILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (
The Sentinel / Posted 8 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Robert Sumwalt speaks during a news conference at the scene of the worst hot air balloon crash in U.S. history that killed 16 people in July 2016 near... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 8 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols’ system to mimic “the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level” of a d
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 8 hours ago
Nichols’ system to mimic “the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level” of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Balloon Crash Pilot Was as Impaired as a Drunk Driver: NTSBNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 8 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 8 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 8 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Balloon Crash Pilot Was as Impaired as a Drunk Driver: NTSBNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 8 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverFILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (
Santa Maria Times / Posted 8 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Robert Sumwalt speaks during a news conference at the scene of the worst hot air balloon crash in U.S. history that killed 16 people in July 2016 near... Read more
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The Times of Northwest Indiana
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverFILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (
The Times of Northwest Indiana / Posted 8 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Robert Sumwalt speaks during a news conference at the scene of the worst hot air balloon crash in U.S. history that killed 16 people in July 2016 near... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 9 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 9 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 9 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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14 WFIE Evansville
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
14 WFIE Evansville / Posted 9 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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KXXV Waco
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
KXXV Waco / Posted 9 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Pilot’s poor decision-making caused worst hot-air ballon crash in history, NTSB sayslaunched in fog and then descended through clouds that impaired his ability to
Dayton Daily News / Posted 9 hours ago
launched in fog and then descended through clouds that impaired his ability to see and avoid obstacles, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Nichols took sedatives and opioids that likely affected the flight, investigators... Read more
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WQOW Eau Claire
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
WQOW Eau Claire / Posted 9 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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ABC Montana
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
ABC Montana / Posted 9 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
WGEM Quincy / Posted 9 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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ajc.com
Pilot’s poor decision-making caused worst hot-air ballon crash in history, NTSB sayslaunched in fog and then descended through clouds that impaired his ability to
ajc.com / Posted 9 hours ago
launched in fog and then descended through clouds that impaired his ability to see and avoid obstacles, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Nichols took sedatives and opioids that likely affected the flight, investigators... Read more
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KFJX Pittsburg
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
KFJX Pittsburg / Posted 10 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 10 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Federal Investigators Fault Pilot For Hot Air Balloon Crash That Killed 16stricter requirements to fly hot air balloons after a crash near Lockhart last
KERA North Texas / Posted 10 hours ago
stricter requirements to fly hot air balloons after a crash near Lockhart last year that killed all 16 people aboard. The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released findings and recommendations of its investigation into the July 30... Read more
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Daily Mail
The Latest: NTSB says Benadryl impaired balloon operatorkilled 16 people flew with enough Benadryl in his system to have the equivalent
Daily Mail / Posted 10 hours ago
killed 16 people flew with enough Benadryl in his system to have the equivalent blood-alcohol level of a drunken driver. National Transportation Safety Board investigators said Tuesday at a hearing in Washington that pilot Alfred 'Skip' Nichols... Read more
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The Hill
Lack of medical oversight blamed in Texas hot air balloon crashpilots not to get medical certificates likely played a role in last year’s dead
The Hill / Posted 10 hours ago
pilots not to get medical certificates likely played a role in last year’s deadly hot air balloon crash in Texas. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which held a hearing on Tuesday to determine the probable cause of the fatal... Read more
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The Chippewa Herald
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverFILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (
The Chippewa Herald / Posted 10 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Robert Sumwalt speaks during a news conference at the scene of the worst hot air balloon crash in U.S. history that killed 16 people in July 2016 near... Read more
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KTVN Reno
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
KTVN Reno / Posted 10 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Feds mull tougher balloon pilot rules year after Texas crashNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 10 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Feds mull tougher balloon pilot rules year after Texas crashNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 10 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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Sioux City Journal
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverFILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (
Sioux City Journal / Posted 10 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Robert Sumwalt speaks during a news conference at the scene of the worst hot air balloon crash in U.S. history that killed 16 people in July 2016 near... Read more
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Rapid City Journal
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverFILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (
Rapid City Journal / Posted 11 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Robert Sumwalt speaks during a news conference at the scene of the worst hot air balloon crash in U.S. history that killed 16 people in July 2016 near... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driverNichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 11 hours ago
Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. During a meeting in Washington, NTSB revealed its findings about the... Read more
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