WASHINGTON D.C. - The investigation of the death of a woman on a roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas by the NTSB has resulted in the park losing one of its flags. The park will now be called Five Flags Over Texas. Further incidents may result in additional downgrades, says National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman.
Six Flags initially said in a statement that it was "working with authorities" to figure out what happened. But it later had to admit that it was running the investigation itself because there are no authorities to work with.
Hersman replied that although there were no authorities to work with, the NTSB has a solid record of not having any authorities in similar matters. She cited the recent crash of an Asiana airplane in San Francisco as an example.