NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB TEAM ARRIVES IN GREECE TO ASSIST IN AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

August 15, 2005

A team of National Transportation Safety Board investigators has arrived in Athens to assist the Air Accidents Investigation and Aviation Safety Board of Greece in the investigation of the Helios Air, Boeing 737, aircraft accident.

The four-member team is headed by Bob Benzon, the U.S. accredited representative, named in accordance with the procedures of the International Civil Aviation Organization. He is joined by NTSB specialists in systems, operations, and structures; an investigator from the Federal Aviation Administration; and investigators from the aircraft manufacturer.

The accident investigation authorities of Greece will release all information on the progress of the investigation.

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NTSB Media Contact:
Keith Holloway
(202) 314-6100
hollowk@ntsb.gov

 

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