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NTSB TO ASSIST THAILAND INVESTIGATION INTO CRASH OF A MD-82

September 16, 2007

The National Transportation Safety Board is assisting the government of Thailand in its investigation of today's crash of a MD-82 in Phuket, Thailand.

The accident occurred at 4 pm local time when an One- Two Go Airways MD-82, 0G269 (Thailand registered), ran off the departure end of the runway while landing in heavy rain and strong winds. There were 123 passengers and five crew on board. Multiple fatalities and injuries have been reported.

NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker has designated investigator Jill Andrews as the U.S. Accredited Representative. She will be accompanied by representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing, and Pratt & Whitney.

The Thailand government will release all information on the progress of the investigation.

NTSB Media Contact:
Keith Holloway
(202) 314-6100
hollowk@ntsb.gov  

 

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