NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB TO RELEASE FACTUAL REPORTS ON THE ETHAN ALLEN TOUR BOAT ACCIDENT IN LAKE GEORGE, NEW YORK

June 28, 2006

Washington, DC -- As part of its continuing investigation into the capsizing of the Ethan Allen in Lake George, New York last year, the National Transportation Safety Board will open a public docket and release a series of factual reports on Friday, June 30, 2006, at 11:00 am.

On October 2, 2005 the Ethan Allen, a tour boat operating in Lake George, New York, capsized. Twenty of the 48 people aboard died in the accident.

The information being released is factual in nature and does not provide analysis. It will include investigative group factual reports; interviews, including those from the operator, passengers and witnesses; 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., beginning at 11:00a.m., Friday June 30, 2006.

Docket material also can be obtained from the NTSB's Records Management Division 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 Media Contact:
Terry N. Williams
202-314-6100
williat@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.