Chicago Magazine/CBS News (CNA) — You’re not alone.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Airline Safety & Security Council (ASSC) issued a joint statement on Wednesday to emphasize that passengers and airline employees should be prepared to act when it comes to air travel.
“When the safety of our Nation’s air transportation system is in jeopardy, it’s essential that everyone in the aviation community be ready to do the right thing, protect the safety and the welfare of our air travel system, and to take swift, decisive action to help prevent an event like this from occurring,” the two organizations said.
“This is especially true when there are no known injuries or fatalities, and when passengers and air carriers are fully prepared to respond in the event of an incident.”
The NTSB and ASSC have issued guidelines that airlines must follow in the aftermath of an air accident involving passengers and crew, and passengers and their families can check out the NTSB’s site at www.ntsb.gov/standards.
They also recommend passengers and employees check their social media accounts for any updates about the event, and be prepared for the possibility of delays and cancellations.
“We are all at risk of a tragic accident, and as we move through this challenging and dangerous transition, it is important that we take the necessary steps to protect our aviation industry and the American people from potential risks, including any potential for delays and disruptions,” the NTSBs statement said.