National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs
Washington, DC -- As part of its continuing investigation into the crash of Comair flight 5191 in Lexington, Kentucky last year, the National Transportation Safety Board will open a public docket and release a series of factual reports on Wednesday, January 17, 2007, at 11:00 am.
On August 27, 2006, about 6:07 a.m., Comair flight 5191, a Bombardier CRJ-100, (N431CA) crashed upon takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky. Of the 47 passengers and 3 crewmembers onboard, 49 were fatally injured and one (the first officer) survived.
The information being released is factual in nature and does not provide analysis. It will include investigative group factual reports; interviews, including the air traffic controller; transcripts from the cockpit voice recorder and the air traffic controller communications; 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., Wednesday, January 17, 2007.
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
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.