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NTSB SENDING INVESTIGATORS TO JAPAN TO ASSIST IN FEDEX MD-11 CRASH

March 22, 2009

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team of investigators to Japan to assist in the investigation of the crash of a FedEx MD-11 at Narita International Airport.

Early Monday morning, March 23, local time, a FedEx MD-11 (registration unknown) cargo aircraft arriving from China crashed on landing at Narita International Airport.  The aircraft burned after coming to rest; the fate of the crew has not been officially reported.

NTSB Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker has designated Senior Air Safety Investigator John Lovell as the United States Accredited Representative.  He will be joined by two other NTSB investigators and representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing Aircraft and the Air Line Pilots Association.

Information on the progress of the investigation will be released by Japanese authorities.   

NTSB Office of Public Affairs: (202) 314-6100

 

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