Public Servant Performs Heart-Wrenching Task

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Sharon Bryson NTSB disaster support
Sharon Bryson NTSB disaster support

By Partnership for Public Service


On Jan. 31, 2000, Alaska Airlines Flight 261 plunged 18,000 feet into the Pacific Ocean, killing all 88 people on board. This was also Sharon Bryson's first day as head of a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) program that assists survivors and family members of those killed in transportation disasters.