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NTSB to assist the Mexican Government in aviation accident investigation


                      NTSB PRESS RELEASE



National Transportation Safety Board

Washington, DC 20594


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 13, 2011





NTSB to assist the Mexican Government in aviation accident






At the request of the Mexican Government, the NTSB is

sending a team of investigators to assist in their

investigation of Friday's crash of an Aerospatiale AS 332L

Super Puma.


On November 11, 2011, about 0845 local time, the Eurocopter,

enroute from Camp Marte, Mexico to Cuernavaca, Morelos,

crashed in a rural area south of Mexico City. Mexican

authorities have indicated that all eight people on board

were fatally injured.


The NTSB has designated air safety investigator Lorenda Ward

as the traveling U.S. Accredited Representative.

Accompanying Ms. Ward will be NTSB Operational Factors and

Airworthiness investigators and representatives from the

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The team arrived in

Mexico City yesterday.


The "Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes" (SCT) of

Mexico will release all information concerning the

investigation. The email addresses are: hgonzalw@xxxxxxxxxx  

or rodolfo.vejar@xxxxxxxxxx  



NTSB Media Contact: Keith Holloway

(202) 314-6100   







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