NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB SENDING TEAM TO ASSIST INDONESIA IN INVESTIGATION OF 737 CRASH

March 7, 2007

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.

On March 7, 2007, Garuda Indonesia Flight 200, a Boeing 737-400, (PK-GZC), overran the runway upon landing at Yogyakarta Airport, Indonesia. The airplane was destroyed by post crash fire. There were 21 reported fatalities and 50 serious injuries among the 133 people on board. The flight departed from Jakarta, Indonesia.

NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker has designated investigator William English as U.S. Accredited Representative. Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing Aircraft Company will join the team.

Information on the progress of the investigation will be released by the government of Indonesia.

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.