Take 5 features Auburn alumna working as senior investigator for the NTSB

17 Jun

Lorenda Ward, ’90 and ’92 aerospace engineering, is a senior investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, in Washington, D.C. She investigates aviation crashes and incidents around the globe. Most recently, she traveled to Japan to assist the Japanese Transport Safety Board after an ANA-operated Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s alarm system indicated battery discharge and the pilots noticed an unusual smell in the cockpit. Before joining the NTSB, Ward was a civilian aerospace engineer for the U.S. Navy, working on F-14s and the EA-6B. She is a Dothan, Ala., native.

Read the interview here.


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