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NTSB SENDS TEAM TO AMSTERDAM TO ASSIST WITH 737 AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

February 25, 2009

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team of investigators to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to assist in the investigation of a B-737-800 (T-CJGE) Turkish Airlines flight 1951 that crashed short of the runway on approach. Multiple fatalities and injuries have been reported.

NTSB Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker has designated senior air safety investigator Joe Sedor as the U.S. Accredited Representative. He will be joined by three other NTSB investigators.  The U.S. team will also include technical advisors from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Boeing and General Electric.

Information on the progress of the investigation will be released by the Dutch Safety Board.  The agency's phone number in the Netherlands is (31)70 333 7000, the agency's website is www.safetyboard.nl External link disclaimer. and the email address is aviation@safetyboard.nl.

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

 

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