NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


June 28, 2005

A National Transportation Safety Board investigator is at the scene of yesterday's crash in Jackson Hole, WY, that resulted in the death of John Walton. The investigator, Aaron Sauer of the NTSB's regional office in Denver, has performed an initial examination of the wreckage and had discussions with National Park Service officials and local FAA inspectors. The accident vehicle has been identified as a CGS Hawk Arrow, an experimental, kit-built airplane.

Consequently, the NTSB will conduct a typical field investigation of this accident. Mr. Sauer will be the Investigator-in-Charge.

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.