NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB SENDING TEAM TO INVESTIGATE TOUR BUS ACCIDENT IN ARIZONA

January 31, 2009

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a six- member team to investigate yesterday's single-vehicle crash of a tour bus on a rural stretch of an Arizona highway in which seven were killed and 14 others were injured.

At about 4:00 p.m. MST Friday, January 30, 2009, a 24-passenger capacity tour bus traveling northbound on U.S. 93 in Mohave County, near Dolan Springs, Arizona, crossed the median, rolled over and came to rest in the southbound lanes. The bus was operated by DW Tours.

Senior Highway Safety Investigator Pete Kotowski is the Investigator-in-Charge of the NTSB team.

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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.