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NTSB TO MEET ON FINAL REPORT ON COLGAN AIR DASH-8 ACCIDENT NEAR BUFFALO, NEW YORK



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                       NTSB ADVISORY

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National Transportation Safety Board

Washington, DC 20594

 

 

January 29, 2010

 

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NTSB TO MEET ON FINAL REPORT ON COLGAN AIR DASH-8 ACCIDENT

NEAR BUFFALO, NEW YORK

 

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a Board

meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. in its

Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W.,

Washington, D.C. The Board will consider a final report on

the following investigation:

 

On February 12, 2009, a Colgan Air, Inc., Bombardier DHC-8-

400, N200WQ, operating as Continental Connection flight

3407, was on an instrument approach to Buffalo-Niagara

International Airport, Buffalo, New York, when it crashed

into a residence in Clarence Center, New York, about 5

nautical miles northeast of the airport. The 2 pilots, 2

flight attendants, and 45 passengers aboard the airplane

were killed, one person on the ground was killed, and the

airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a postcrash

fire. The flight was a 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Part 121 scheduled passenger flight from Newark, New Jersey.

 Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the

time of the accident.

 

 A live and archived webcast of the proceedings will be

available on the Board's website at

http://www.ntsb.gov/events/Boardmeeting.htm. Technical

support details are available under "Board Meetings" on the

NTSB website. To report any problems, please call 703-993-

3100 and ask for Webcast Technical Support.

 

A summary of the Board's final report, which will include

findings, probable cause and safety recommendations, will

appear on the website shortly after the conclusion of the

meeting. The entire report will appear on the website

several weeks later.

 

Verizon wireless cellular service is accessible in the Board

Room and Conference Center.

 

Directions to the NTSB Board Room: Front door located on

Lower 10th Street, directly below L'Enfant Plaza. From

Metrorail, exit L'Enfant Plaza station at 9th and D Streets

escalator, walk through shopping mall, at CVS store (on the

left), take escalator (on the right) down one level. The

Board Room will be to your left.

 

NTSB Media contact: Keith Holloway

                  202-314-6100

                  hollowk@xxxxxxxx   

 

 

 

 

 

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