NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB TO RELEASE PUBLIC DOCKETS ON NINE FATAL HELICOPTER EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (HEMS) ACCIDENTS; FOUR OF THEM CONTAIN A PROBABLE CAUSE

January 13, 2009

As part of its continuing investigations into nine helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) accidents the National Transportation Safety Board will open public dockets on Thursday, January 15, 2009, at 10:00 am.  The nine docket items are:

The information being released on five of these nine investigations is factual in nature and does not provide any analysis. It will include investigative group factual reports, interview transcripts, and other documents from the investigation. Additional material will be added to the dockets as it becomes available. The public may view and download the docket contents via our web site at >www.ntsb.gov, under the "FOIA Reading Room" link on the home page.  Analysis of the accidents, along with conclusions and a determination of probable cause, will come at a later date when the final reports on the investigations are completed. Final reports on four of these investigations, including the probable cause, and brief analysis will be released along with dockets.  These cases are the following:

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

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

 

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