We investigate the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for insufficient investigations, poor staffing on crashes, and not producing the correct documents needed for litigation. The NTSB is understaffed. Some of its investigators are undertrained and simply rely too heavily on the aviation industries’ investigators who are invariably ‘assisting’ the NTSB in the official investigation (despite their obvious self-interest). The manufacturers’ representatives to NTSB investigations never identify or produce documents that will assist an official investigation if they are adverse to a manufacturer’s legal interests. The NTSB is forced to rely on the airplane, helicopter, and engine manufacturers’ expertise because its resources are spread too thin and its investigators are inadequately trained.