NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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TEAM OF INVESTIGATORS RESPONDS TO KING AIR ACCIDENT IN NORTH CAROLINA

February 1, 2008

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team of four to investigate the crash of a Beechcraft King Air in Mount Airy, North Carolina.

At about 11:30 a.m. EST today, a twin-engine turboprop (N57WR) on a business flight from Polk County, Georgia, to Mount Airy, North Carolina, crashed in a residential area. All six occupants of the airplane were fatally injured. There were no reports of injuries on the ground.

Todd Gunther is the Investigator-in-Charge. Information regarding the investigation will be released from the accident scene in Mount Airy. The team is expected to arrive on-scene this evening.

NTSB Media Contact:
Peter Knudson
(202)314-6100
peter.knudson@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.