The U.S. NTSB says there were 59 aviation accidents, 10 of which were fatal, that it did not begin investigating during the 16-day partial government shutdown when 383 of its 405 employees were furloughed. At least two major investigations were impacted: A two-day hearing on the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crash in San Francisco was postponed to December from November; and additional testing of a Boeing 787 lithium-ion battery that was scheduled during the shutdown. Chairman Debby Hersman ...

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