Eight people were killed and 14 injured in a fiery bus crash in Tennessee Oct. 2.
The State Highway Patrol investigated with no assistance from the National Transportation Safety Board.
The federal shutdown is keeping agents on the sidelines. The same goes for today's bus crash in Pennsylvania.
One word on the NTSB website says it all: "Closed."It goes on to say staff members are currently furloughed and the website will not be updated until further notice.
So when does the federal shutdown and the NTSB's role become more than just an inconvenience?
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Commissioner Fred Szabo says the NTSB is on of several federal agencies in partnership with airports around the country -- offering emergency skills that cannot be duplicated.
Szabo says shutdown or no shutdown, the NTSB answers the call in the event of any plane crash. He says that flexibility should give airline passengers and additional level of comfort.