NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB SENDS GO TEAM TO CHICAGO TO INVESTIGATE TRAIN FIRE

July 12, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a Go Team to Chicago to investigate last evening's fire aboard a Chicago Transit Authority train that reportedly injured more than 100 passengers.

Michael Flanigon will serve as the Investigator-in- Charge of this investigation. The team of 10 will be accompanied by NTSB Member Kitty Higgins, who will serve as principal spokesperson while on scene.

NTSB Press Officer Terry Williams, who is also accompanying the team, can be reached on his cell phone at 202-557-1350. Mr. Williams will announce the time for a press briefing when it is known.

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.