NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB MEDIA BRIEFING TODAY ON JETSTREAM CRASH IN MISSOURI

October 20, 2004

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a media briefing today at 5:00 p.m., CDT, to provide an update on the investigation into the crash of a British Aerospace Jetstream 32 airliner, October 19, on approach to Kirksville Regional Airport, Kirksville, Missouri.

NTSB Member Carol Carmody will conduct the briefing. The briefing will be held at the airport terminal in Kirksville.

CVR. The Cockpit Voice Recorder from American Connection flight 5966, which crashed October 19, 2004, in Kirksville, Missouri. The casing was cut open by NTSB laboratory personnel to access the tape recording.

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FDR. The Flight Data Recorder from American Connection flight 5966, which crashed October 19, 2004, in Kirksville, Missouri. The burnt casing (in rear) was removed to access the recorded data.

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NTSB Media Contacts:
On scene: Keith Holloway (202) 557-1350
NTSB Public Affairs in Washington, DC: (202) 314-6100

 

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of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.