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Working Through Shutdown Backlog, NTSB Warns Accident Evidence May Be Lost

Twenty-two accidents, including 15 plane crashes, weren't investigated during the partial government shutdown. Instead of visiting the site of the crash, examiners might just examine stored wreckage.

As government safety workers get back to work after the partial government shutdown that lasted more than a month, the National Transportation Safety Board is developing plans to work through the backlog — and realizing that some evidence might no longer exist.

Most investigations were put on hold when workers

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