NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB TO RELEASE FACTUAL REPORTS ON OSU AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT

August 3, 2001

As part of its continuing investigation into the crash of a Raytheon (Beech) King Air 200 aircraft (N81PF) near Strasburg, Colorado on January 27, 2001, the National Transportation Safety Board will open a public docket and release a series of factual reports on Tuesday, August 7, 2001, at 11:00 am.

The aircraft, operated by Jet Express Associates and carrying eight passengers, including members of the Oklahoma State University basketball team, and 2 crewmembers, was on a flight from Jefferson County Airport near Denver to Stillwater, OK, when it crashed shortly after takeoff. The aircraft was destroyed and there were no survivors.

The information to be released is factual in nature and does not provide any analysis. It will include investigative group reports in the following areas - Operations and Human Performance, Air Traffic Control, Meteorology, Structures, Powerplants, Aircraft Systems, and Maintenance Records.

Additional material will be added to the docket as it becomes available. Analysis of the accident, along with conclusions and a determination of probable cause, will come at a later date when the final report on the investigation is completed.

For news media representatives, a CD-ROM (designed to run on Windows 95) containing the docket material will be available from the Office of Public Affairs, NTSB Headquarters (6th floor), 490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC, beginning at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, August 7, 2001. Printed copies of the report narratives also will be available. Docket material also can be obtained from the NTSB's Public Inquiries unit by calling (202) 314-6551 or from General Microfilm, Inc. (301) 929-8888.

This will be a document release only; no interviews will be conducted.

NTSB Office of Public Affairs: (202) 314-6100

 

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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.