The National Transportation Safety Board has developed a five-day course in rotorcraft accident investigation that will be delivered at its training center near Washington in August, according to an agency press release.

The course, which has been in development for more than a year, was designed to provide investigators from regulatory authorities, investigative agencies, private industry, and potential parties to an NTSB investigation, an overview of the procedures, methods and skills required to perform a comprehensive rotorcraft accident investigation.

The training will be offered August 16-20, 2010, at the NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia.

Examples from recently concluded investigations will be used to illustrate particular aspects of the investigative process. Case studies may include midair collisions, in-flight fires, in-flight break-ups, and weather-related accidents.

Those interested in learning more should see the complete description of the training, registration information, and cost to attend at: