National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Transportation Safety Board today dispatched a Go Team to investigate the crash of a twin-engined aircraft in Minnesota.
At 10:20 a.m. Central Daylight Time today, a Beech A100 (N41BE) - known as a King Air - crashed several miles from the Eveleth, Minnesota airport while on approach. There were 8 persons aboard. It has been reported that United States Senator Paul Wellstone and members of his family were among the passengers.
The nine-member team will be under the direction of Robert Benzon as Investigator-in-Charge. The team will be accompanied by NTSB Acting Chairman Carol Carmody, who will serve as principal spokesperson for the investigation while on scene. Paul Schlamm will be the press officer on scene.
Contact information for the team on scene will be released when available.
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.