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National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB TO OPEN PUBLIC DOCKET ON 2007 MIDAIR CRASH INVOLVING TWO NEWS HELICOPTERS IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA

August 26, 2008

As part of the ongoing investigation of a midair collision involving two news helicopters in Phoenix, Arizona, the National Transportation Safety Board will open a public docket containing factual reports for this investigation on Thursday, August 28, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. 

On July 27, 2007 two news helicopters collided in midair while covering a police pursuit in Phoenix, Arizona. The commercial pilots of both helicopters and one photojournalist in each helicopter sustained fatal injuries.  

The information being released is factual in nature and does not provide any analysis. It will include investigative group factual reports and other documents. 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.

 The docket material will be available on the NTSB website at www.ntsb.gov in the FIOA electronic reading room. 

 This will be a document release only.  No interviews will be conducted.

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

 

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