NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


September 12, 2007

As part of its continuing investigations into two aviation accidents the National Transportation Safety Board will open public dockets and release a series of factual reports on Friday, September 14, 2007, at 11:00 am.

The two docket items are:

* On April 12, 2007, at 12:43 am eastern daylight time, a Bombardier Regional Jet CL600-2B19, N8905F, operated by Pinnacle Airlines Inc. as flight 4712, overran runway 28 on landing at Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City, Michigan. The flight departed from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport at 9:44 pm central daylight time on a regularly scheduled flight. Weather observations indicate visibility was deteriorating, snow was falling, and snow and ice was reported on runway. There were no injuries among the three crewmembers and 49 passengers (including 3 lap- held children). The airplane was substantially damaged.

* On November 28, 2005, at about 1340 eastern standard time, a Flight Options Raytheon Beechcraft 400A, registered in the United States as N691TA, lost all power from both of the installed Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) JT15D-5 engines while descending from flight level (FL) 380 near Jacksonville, Florida. After landing, the aircraft rolled off of the runway onto a taxiway, and the right landing gear tire deflated. The airplane was operating on an instrument flight rules flight plan from Indianapolis, Indiana to Marco Island, Florida. The two pilots on board were not injured.

The information being released is factual in nature and does not provide any analysis. It will include investigative group factual reports, interview transcripts, and other documents from the investigation. Additional material will be added to the dockets as it becomes available. Analysis of the accidents, along with conclusions and a determination of probable cause, will come at a later date when the final reports on the investigations are 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 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 14, 2007. Docket material also can be obtained from the NTSB's Public Inquiries Branch 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:
Keith Holloway
(202) 314-6100



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.