NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB ASSISTING BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT IN CORPORATE JET CRASH

November 7, 2007

The National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched an investigator to assist the government of Brazil in its investigation of Sunday's crash of a Learjet Model 35 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The accident occurred at 4:10 PM local time, shortly after takeoff from Campo de Marte Airport, when the airplane crashed into homes. The two persons aboard sustained fatal injuries; there are also reports of numerous ground fatalities.

NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker has designated investigator Tim Monville as the U.S. Accredited Representative. He is accompanied by representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, Honeywell Engines, and Learjet.

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

NTSB Media Contact:
Terry N. Williams
202-314-6100
williat@ntsb.gov

 

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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.