NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

NTSB Reviews Fatal Northern Virginia Natural Gas Explosion

May 31, 2001

Washington, D.C. -- The National Transportation Safety Board holds a public Board meeting Tuesday, June 12 at 9:30 a.m., at its Board Room and Conference Center, 426 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C. The item on the agenda: The Board will review the July 7, 1998 natural gas explosion and fire in South Riding, Virginia. The explosion resulted in one fatality and three injuries.

Directions to Board Room: Front door located on Lower 10th Street, directly below L'Enfant Plaza. From Metro, exit L'Enfant Plaza station at 9th and D Streets escalator, walk through shopping mall, at CVS store take escalator down one level. Board room will be to your left.

NTSB Media Contact:
Terry N. Williams



The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.