National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a Go Team to investigate the crash of a FedEx cargo plane in Tallahassee this morning.
At approximately 5:45 a.m. today, a FedEx Boeing 727 (N497FE) crashed on approach to the Tallahassee, Florida airport. It was completing a flight from Memphis, Tennessee. There was a post-crash fire. The three crewmembers aboard survived the crash but were injured.
Senior NTSB investigator Richard Rodriguez will lead the team as Investigator-in-Charge. He is accompanied by 8 other NTSB investigators. Parties to the investigation will be designated later today. Ted Lopatkiewicz will be the press officer on scene.
Contact information for the team will be released when available.
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.