National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs
The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to assist the government of Indonesia in its investigation of the crash of a Boeing 737 this morning. Earlier today, Adam Air flight 574, a Boeing 737-400 (PK-KKW), from the island of Java to Salawesi, lost contact with air traffic controllers and is presumed lost. There were approximately 100 persons aboard.
NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker has designated senior investigator Robert Benzon as U.S. Accredited Representative. In addition to an NTSB structures investigator, representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing Aircraft Company and General Electric Engines will join the team.
Information on the progress of the investigation will be released by the government of Indonesia.
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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.