The Aviation Safety Network, a nonprofit that helps airlines and air travelers safely navigate the air, says its pilots are among the last people to be injured in an accident.
The NTSB is investigating whether the fatal crash on Jan. 28 of an A321 with a crew of more than 400 was the result of a human error or pilot error.
In a news release, the NTSB said it has interviewed the pilot and passenger of the A321-200 who were in the cockpit at the time of the crash.
The NTSBs investigation is still underway.
The airline said that the flight attendant was traveling with the pilot, and that he was performing an emergency landing in Reno, Nev., after the flight crew reported experiencing turbulence.
The flight crew contacted air traffic controllers in the Reno airport, who were dispatched to the scene, the airline said.
The flight was canceled, but the flight attendants reported no injuries.
Airlines often use a combination of emergency landing maneuvers and landing procedures that do not require landing.
The pilots who fly the A320s have been trained to take control of the plane to avoid collisions, the pilots’ union said in a statement.
There are other ways to avoid crashes, such as avoiding aircraft approaching near-shore areas.