NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB LAUNCHES TEAM TO INVESTIGATE CARGO PLANE CRASH NEAR CINCINNATI

August 13, 2004

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a Go Team to investigate the crash of a cargo aircraft near Cincinnati, Ohio this morning.

At 12:50 a.m. today, Air Tahoma flight 185, a Convair 580 (N586P), reported engine trouble before crashing onto a golf course short of runway 36R of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The flight was arriving from Memphis, Tennessee. According to reports received by the NTSB, one crewmember was killed in the crash; the other was reported in serious condition.

Joseph Sedor is the Investigator-in-Charge of the accident. He is accompanied by a team of 9 investigators. NTSB Member Carol Carmody is accompanying the team and will serve as principal spokesperson for the on-scene investigation. Paul Schlamm is the NTSB press officer, and two members of the Board's Office of Transportation Disaster Assistance will provide logistical and family affairs support.

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.