NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB AT SCENE OF SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CHICAGO (MIDWAY) ACCIDENT, MEDIA BRIEFING LATER THIS MORNING

December 9, 2005

The National Transportation Safety Board has a team of investigators at the scene of yesterday's accident at Chicago's Midway airport involving a Southwest Airlines B-737 (N471WN). There will be a media briefing today at 10:30 a.m., Chicago time, at the terminal at Midway airport.

Robert Benzon is the Investigator-In-Charge, heading a team now numbering 14. NTSB Member Ellen Engleman Conners is with the team and will serve as principal spokesperson for the on-scene investigation.

Keith Holloway is the NTSB public affairs officer with the team. He can be reached at (202) 557-1350.

The airliner's flight recorders have been retrieved and will arrive at NTSB headquarters later this morning.

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.