NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB LAUNCHES GO TEAM TO INVESTIGATE CRASH OF SEAPLANE IN MIAMI

December 19, 2005

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team of investigators to Miami, Florida to begin investigating today's crash of a Chalk's Airlines passenger seaplane. The United States Coast Guard has confirmed at least 12 fatalities. Senior air safety investigator William English will lead the 14-member team as Investigator-in-Charge. NTSB Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker will accompany the team and serve as principal spokesperson. The Board's press officer is Paul Schlamm.

The team is expected to arrive in Miami tonight. Once in Florida, Paul Schlamm can be contacted on his cell phone, (202) 557-1350.

NTSB Office of Public Affairs: (202) 314-6100

 

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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.