Following the NTSB news conference last night WAFF 48 had the opportunity to pull the investigator aside for a lengthy conversation, and he detailed for us how last week's bus crash was eerily similar to another school bus crash investigated by this very same NTSB team 4 years ago in Omaha, Nebraska.
WAFF 48 Investigators have been researching that crash to find out where the similarities lie.
The school bus accident in Omaha killed 4 people and involved a bus plunging over the side of a bridge.
In the Omaha case it took the NTSB 2 years to release their final report on the accident and it largely blamed the state of Nebraska.
This was the scene in October 2001 in Seward, Nebraska.
A school bus flipped off the side of a bridge.
The bus was returning band members from a band competition.
Three band members and a parent died.
"The bus started shaking and everything and everybody started screaming and I just started hanging on for dear life. All of a sudden the shaking just stopped and then it just a big boom like we hit the side and I just remember people were telling me to get out and I got out and I was standing in knee deep water, muddy water, and I looked out and the bus was completely wedged across the water, " a victim says.
The NTSB report in this crash said the state's traffic barrier system which had been set up for a construction zone in that area failed to re-direct the bus.
The bus driver in the Omaha crash did survive the crash, but didn't remember anything about it.