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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO COLGAN AIR DASH-8 PUBLIC DOCKET



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                       NTSB ADVISORY

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National Transportation Safety Board

Washington, DC 20594

 

 

July 27, 2009

 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO COLGAN AIR DASH-8 PUBLIC

DOCKET

 

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board continues to make

progress in its investigation into the crash of Colgan Air

flight 3407 in Clarence Center, New York; according to NTSB

Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker.  The Safety Board has

released additional information in its public docket.

 

On February 12, 2009, about 10:17 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

(EST), a Colgan Air Inc., Bombardier Dash 8-Q400, N200WQ,

d.b.a. Continental Connection flight 3407, crashed during an

instrument approach to runway 23 at the Buffalo-Niagara

International Airport (BUF), Buffalo, New York.  The crash

site was approximately 5 nautical miles northeast of the

airport in Clarence Center, New York, and mostly confined to

one residential house.  The 4 crew members and 45 passengers

were fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed by

impact forces and post crash fire.  There was one ground

fatality.  Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed

at the time of the accident. The flight was a Code of

Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 121 scheduled passenger

flight from Liberty International Airport (EWR), Newark, New

Jersey to Buffalo.

 

Rosenker said the additional information released today

includes an extended version of the cockpit voice recorder,

an addendum to the Operations Group Chairman Factual Report,

an addendum to the Human Performance Group Chairman Factual

Report, and a Wreckage Diagram with Maps/Charts of the

Accident Area.

 

The information being released is factual in nature and does

not provide analysis or the probable cause of the accident.

The docket includes investigative group factual reports,

interview transcripts, and other documents from the

investigation. Additional material will be added to the

docket as it becomes available.

 

The public may view and download the docket contents via our

web site under the "FOIA Reading Room" at

http://www.ntsb.gov/Info/foia_fri-dockets.htm. 

 

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Media Contact:  Keith Holloway, (202) 314-6100

Keith.Holloway@xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

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