NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB TO RELEASE FACTUAL REPORTS ON CESSNA 310 ACCIDENT IN FLORIDA

May 7, 2008

As part of its continuing investigation into an accident in which a twin-engine aircraft crashed into a residential area, killing the two occupants of the airplane and three people on the ground and seriously injuring four others, the National Transportation Safety Board will open a public docket and release a factual report on Friday, May 9, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. EDT.

On July 10, 2007, at about 8:35 a.m., the pilot of a Cessna 310 operated by NASCAR, en route from Daytona to Lakeland, Florida, reported smoke in the cockpit, declared an emergency, and was attempting to land at Orlando Sanford International Airport when the airplane crashed into two houses.
 
The information being released is factual in nature and does not provide any analysis. It will include investigative group factual reports on aircraft performance, in-flight fire, materials laboratory test results, maintenance organization and processes, and other documents from the investigation.  All of these materials will be made available at 11:00 a.m. EDT on May 9 on the following page of the Safety Board's website: http://www.ntsb.gov/Info/foia_fri.htm.

Additional material will be added to the docket as it becomes available. Analysis of the accident, along with conclusions and a determination of probable cause, will come at a later date when the final report on the investigation is completed.

This will be a document release only; no interviews will be conducted.

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.