NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


March 14, 2005

As part of its continuing investigation into an accident involving a Gulfstream G-1159A near Houston Hobby Airport last November, the National Transportation Safety Board will open a public docket and release a series of factual reports on Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at 11:00 am.

On November 22, 2004 the aircraft was on approach to Houston Hobby Airport when it struck a light pole adjacent to a roadway and crashed into a field about 3 miles southwest of the runway. The two pilots and flight attendant on board were killed.

The information being released is factual in nature and does not provide any analysis. It will include investigative group factual reports, photos, interview transcripts, cockpit voice recorder transcript, and other documents from the investigation. Additional material will be added to the docket as it becomes available. Analysis of the accident, along with conclusions and a determination of probable cause, will come at a later date when the final report on the investigation is completed.

For news media representatives, a CD-ROM containing the docket material will be available from the Office of Public Affairs, NTSB Headquarters (6th floor), 490 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C. beginning at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2005. Docket material also can be obtained from the NTSB's Public Inquiries Branch by calling (202) 314-6551, or from General Microfilm, Inc., (304) 267- 5830.

This will be a document release only; no interviews will be conducted.

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.