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NTSB SENDING TEAM TO FRANCE TO ASSIST WITH AIRBUS AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

November 28, 2008

The National Transportation Safety Board will be sending a team of investigators to Perpignan, France to assist in the investigation of yesterday's accident in which an Airbus A-320 crashed into the ocean. It has been reported that there were seven persons on board and multiple fatalities.

NTSB Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker has designated senior aviation accident investigator Joe Sedor as the U.S. Accredited Representative. The U.S. team will also include technical advisors from the NTSB, FAA, and International Aero Engines.  The team will head to France when the actual recovery efforts of the aircraft are underway.

Information on the progress of the investigation will be released by the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA).  The agency's phone number in France is (33) 1 49 92 72 00, the agency website is http://www.bea-fr.org and the email address is bealab@francenet.fr.

NTSB Media Contact:
Keith Holloway
(202) 314-6100
hollowk@ntsb.gov  

 

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