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NTSB recommends MSAW system changes to prevent CFIT accidents
20 July 2006

The NTSB has investigated 11 aircraft accidents (10 CFIT) that have caused serious concern about the effectiveness of the FAA`s methods of ensuring that air traffic controllers detect and properly respond to imminently hazardous situations. Four recommendations are issued, intended to improve safety of flight through changes to the minimum safe altitude warning (MSAW) and conflict alert systems used to direct controller attention to CFIT hazards or impending collision and to FAA air traffic control (ATC) training. (NTSB)