NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


September 28, 2008

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating this morning's crash of an Emergency Medical Services helicopter in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Shortly after midnight Sunday, September 28, a Maryland State Police helicopter crashed into a wooded area in District Heights, Maryland, approximately 3 miles north of Andrews Air Force Base. It is reported that of the 5 persons aboard, 4 received fatal injuries.

NTSB Senior Air Safety Investigator Corky Smith is the Investigator in Charge. NTSB Member Debbie Hersman will serve as principal spokesperson for the on-scene investigation. Keith Holloway is the on-scene press officer. He can be reached on his cell phone, 202-557-1350.

NTSB Press Office: 202-314-6100



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.