"George Van Epps, New York office, hired me at the NTSB.
He was a great and humble man. He said,
'This job is easy--all you have to do is work hard
and tell the truth.'
. . . an investigation must have:
independence and integrity. . . .
Integrity speaks for itself.
Without it, true progress in accident investigation
and prevention is not possible."
Comments by Tom McCarthy, Lederer Award Presentation,
_ISASI_ Proceedings_2007_, p9.
George Van Epps, biography,
published in his hometown newspaper.
This bio' was written later in his long career, after C.A.B. investigators had moved to the new "independent" NTSB.
AP-story below is about EAL 66 / 24Jun75; B727-225, N8845E, at JFK; crashed during ILS Instrument approach to 22L, through TRW related wind shear.
George Van Epps, as lead investigator, worked multiple cases at the same time.
AP-story below, about the Continental B-707, N70775, 22May62, inflight-breakup
(later concluded as a "crime" of sabotage-bomb).
George Van Epps
New York Office, C.A.B.,
Aircraft Accident Investigation