(a) Establishment.— If an accident involves a substantial question about public safety in air transportation, the National Transportation Safety Board may establish a special board of inquiry composed of—
(1)one member of the Board acting as chairman; and
(2)2 members representing the public, appointed by the President on notification of the establishment of the special board of inquiry.
(b) Qualifications and Conflicts of Interest.— The public members of a special board of inquiry must be qualified by training and experience to participate in the inquiry and may not have a pecuniary interest in an aviation enterprise involved in the accident to be investigated.
(c) Authority.— A special board of inquiry has the same authority that the Board has under this chapter.
In subsection (c), the words “when convened to investigate an accident certified to it by the National Transportation Safety Board” are omitted as surplus.
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