NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB TO OPEN DOCKET OF OCTOBER 16, 2000 CRASH OF CESSNA 335 IN HILLSBORO, MISSOURI

October 10, 2001

Washington, D.C. -- As part of its ongoing investigation into the October 16, 2000 accident in Hillsboro, Missouri involving a Cessna 335 carrying Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan, his aide Chris Sifford, and piloted by his son Randy Carnahan, the National Transportation Safety Board will open a public docket on Friday, October 12, 2001. The public docket will contain factual information concerning the investigation.

The information released is factual in nature and does not provide any analysis or statement of probable cause. Available in the docket, at this time, will be factual reports from the following groups: Operations, Air Traffic Control, Meteorological, Structures, Powerplants, and Human Performance. In addition witness statements, maintenance and systems information, toxicology reports, fuel reports and radar data will be available.

The docket information, which is being distributed on CD-ROM, is designed to be viewed on a Windows95 system. If you have a different system, you may view each page as a separate image file, using any program that supports TIF graphic files.

The docket will be made available in the Board's Office of Public Affairs, 6th floor, 490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC, on Friday, October 12 at 1 p.m. No CD-ROMs will be mailed out prior to the release date.

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.