NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB INVESTIGATING TOUR BOAT CAPSIZING IN NEW YORK

October 3, 2005

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a team of investigators to the scene of a tour boat capsizing in Lake George, New York yesterday. The tour boat Ethan Allen capsized about 4 p.m., EDT, due to unknown circumstances. There were 47 persons on board, 21 were fatally injured.

Leading the team of 12 is Robert Ford who will serve as the Investigator-in-Charge. NTSB Acting Chairman Mark Rosenker accompanied the team and will serve as principal spokesperson.

Terry Williams will be the NTSB public affairs officer with the team. He can be reached at (202) 320-2594.

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

 

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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.