NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB SENDING TEAM TO ASSIST NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT IN INVESTIGATION OF 737 CRASH IN ABUJA

October 30, 2006

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a team of investigators to Nigeria to assist in the investigation of yesterday's crash of a Boeing 737 near the capital city of Abuja. NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker has designated Senior Air Safety Investigator Dennis Jones as the U.S. Accredited Representative. He will be accompanied by an additional NTSB investigator and representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing Aircraft Company and Pratt & Whitney Engines.

The ADC Airlines plane crashed shortly after takeoff on October 29. News reports indicate that almost 100 persons lost their lives.

For information on the progress of the investigation, please contact the Federal Secretariat Complex Office, Abuja, Nigeria, at 234-9523-8568, 234-80331-74991, or 234-80331-48244.

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

 

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