ile conducting an investigation, policies themselves need to be as carefully examined as the actual cause of the accident, since they might be one of the reasons eventually leading to the accident. This might not be achieved if a number of members of an NTSB investigation are from the ICAO, as they would try to influence the results, thereby making the investigation faulty.
2) Another important issue is that an NTSB investigation, when conducted independently might lead to certain conclusions that require legislation to be changed. It might require a change in procedures followed by the airline operators that can sometimes increase their costs considerably. However, if the policies of the ICAO are against such an increase in costs, these changes might be discarded, thereby affecting the entire investigation.
Therefore, although the NTSB would benefit from the technical expertise of the members of the ICAO, due to reasons that might affect the outcome of the investigation, it would be appropriate to include non – ICAO