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NTSB ASSISTS GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH KOREA IN AVIATION ACCIDENT



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                       NTSB ADVISORY

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National Transportation Safety Board

Washington, DC 20594

 

July 29, 2011

 

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NTSB ASSISTS GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH KOREA IN AVIATION ACCIDENT

 

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Washington - The NTSB is dispatching a team of investigators

to assist the government of South Korea in its investigation

of the crash of Asiana flight 991, a Boeing 747-400F cargo

airplane.

 

On July 28, 2011 at about 4:12 a.m. local time, the

airplane, en route from Seoul Incheon International Airport

to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, People's Republic

of China, crashed into the East China Sea about 70 miles

west of Jeju Island, South Korea, after the flight crew

reportedly declared an emergency due to an in-flight fire.

The two pilots are believed to have been killed.

 

The NTSB has designated air safety investigator John Lovell

as the traveling U.S. Accredited Representative.  Mr. Lovell

will be assisted by an NTSB Operational Factors investigator

and advisors from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

and Boeing.

 

The investigation is being conducted by the Korea Aviation

and Railway Accident Investigation Board (ARAIB), which will

release all information. The ARAIB phone number is:     

+82-2-6096-1030 / Fax: +82-2-6090-1031 and its email address is:

webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxx.

 

# NTSB #

 

Contact: NTSB Public Affairs

Nicholas Worrell

(202) 314-6100

Nicholas.worrell@xxxxxxxx

 

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an

independent federal agency charged with determining the

probable cause of transportation accidents and promoting

transportation safety, and assisting victims of

transportation accidents and their families.

For more information, visit:  www.NTSB.gov.

 

 


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