National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs
As part of its continuing investigation into the crash of an Emery Worldwide Airlines DC-8 aircraft (N8079U) near Rancho Cordova, California on February 16, 2000, the National Transportation Safety Board will open a public docket and release a series of factual reports on Thursday, August 23, 2001, at 11:00 am (EDT).
The DC-8 aircraft, carrying three crewmembers, crashed while attempting to return for landing shortly after departing Mather Airport in Sacramento, California on a scheduled cargo flight to Dayton, Ohio. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post-crash fire. 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/Human Performance, Airworthiness, Powerplants, Flight Data Recorder, Maintenance Records, Aircraft Performance, Maintenance Inspection, and Hazardous Materials.
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 LEnfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC, beginning
at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, August 23, 2001 (EDT). Printed copies
of the report narratives also will be available. Docket material also can be
obtained from the NTSBs 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
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.