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National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB RELEASES UPDATE ON INVESTIGATION OF CHARTER JET CRASH IN ASPEN, COLORADO

April 6, 2001

The National Transportation Safety Board today released an update of its investigation into the March 29 crash of a chartered Gulfstream III (N303GA) in Aspen, Colorado that killed all 18 persons aboard.

The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) Group convened Tuesday April 3, 2001 and finished on Wednesday April 4. A representative from each of the following parties participated in the group activity: AVJet, Gulfstream and the FAA. A transcript will be available at a later date.

The following bullets are derived from that group's activities and from radio communications between the aircrew and air traffic controllers.

The Safety Board's investigation continues.

NTSB Media Contact:
Terry N. Williams
202-314-6100
williat@ntsb.gov

 

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