NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB LAUNCHES GO-TEAM TO INVESTIGATE EMERGENCY LANDING OF UPS CARGO PLANE IN PHILADELPHIA

February 8, 2006

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to investigate this morning's[*] emergency landing of a UPS DC-8 cargo plane at Philadelphia International Airport.

Frank Hilldrup will lead the NTSB team and serve as the Investigator-in-Charge. Member Ellen Engleman Conners will accompany the team and serve as the on-scene spokesperson. Member Kathryn O'Leary Higgins will also accompany the team. Lauren Peduzzi will be the Public Affairs Officer on-scene and can be contacted at (202) 557-1350.

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

*The accident was later noted as occurring at 11:59 p.m. on February 7

 

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