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National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB ASSISTING IN BUSINESS JET ACCIDENT IN ENGLAND

March 30, 2008

The National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched a team of investigators to assist the government of the United Kingdom in its investigation of today's accident in which a Cessna Citation Model 500 business jet crashed into a home near Farnborough, Kent.
 
The jet, registered in Bermuda, was a privately operated airplane.  There were no reported fatalities or serious injuries on the ground.  The accident occurred at 2:38 p.m. local time.

NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker has designated investigator Luke Schiada as the U.S. Accredited Representative. An aviation systems technical specialist will accompany him. The Federal Aviation Administration and the Cessna Aircraft Company are also sending investigators as part of the team.

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is leading the investigation and will release all information on its progress.

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

 

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of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.