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NTSB ID:DCA14MP002

Event Type:Pipeline Accident

Location:Manhattan, NY

Date:March 12, 2014


Gas explosion and subsequent fire

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a go-team to investigate a gas explosion and subsequent fire in New York City.

Pipeline Investigator Ravi Chhatre is leading the team as investigator-in-charge. Board Member Robert L. Sumwalt is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.

Public Affairs Officer Eric Weiss will also be on-scene in New York to coordinate media-related activities. He can be reached at eric.weiss@ntsb.gov, or, in a press emergency, by mobile phone at 202-557-1350.

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Photo of Freight Train Accident

Photo Credit: Monroe News

 

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Press Releases

  • March 14, 2014 - NTSB to Hold its Third Media Briefing on Gas Explosion in New York City
  • March 13, 2014 - NTSB to Hold its Second Media Briefing on Gas Explosion in New York City
  • March 12, 2014 - NTSB Launches Go-Team to Investigate Gas Explosion in New York City

Media Contact:
Eric M. Weiss
(202) 314-6100
eric.weiss@ntsb.gov