NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB TO RELEASE FACTUAL REPORTS ON CITATION CRASH IN PUEBLO, COLORADO

September 28, 2005

As part of its continuing investigation into an accident involving a Cessna Citation 560 near Pueblo, Colorado last February, the National Transportation Safety Board will open a public docket and release a series of factual reports on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 10 a.m.

On February 16, 2005, the Cessna Citation owned by Circuit City Stores, Incorporated crashed while on approach to runway 26R at Pueblo Memorial Airport. The pilots were employed by Martinair, Incorporated, which provided aircraft management services for the airplane under contract to Circuit City. The two pilots and six passengers were killed in the crash.

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. 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

 

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