National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs
Washington, DC -- The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to assist the government of Cameroon in its investigation of a crash this morning of a Boeing 737.
Earlier today, Kenya Airways flight 507, lost contact with air traffic service shortly after takeoff and crashed thereafter. There were approximately 105 passengers and nine crewmembers on board.
NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker has designated senior investigator Dennis Jones as U.S. Accredited Representative. In addition to NTSB power plant and airworthiness investigators, representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing, and General Electric will join the team.
Information on the progress of the investigation will be released by the government of Cameroon.
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.