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National Transportation Safety Board
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Was NTSB TO OPEN DOCKET ON 2008 CONTINENTAL AIRLINES ACCIDENT AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

July 16, 2009

Washington, DC - As part of its continuing investigation into the 2008 Continental Airlines flight 1404 accident in Denver, Colorado, the National Transportation Safety Board will open the public docket on Friday, July, 17, 2009 at 9 a.m. 

On December 20, 2008, the Boeing 737-500 (N18611) departed the left side of runway 34R during takeoff from Denver International Airport.  There was a post-crash fire. All 115 persons aboard the aircraft evacuated immediately after the accident.  There were 41 injuries and no fatalities.

The information being released is factual in nature and does not provide any analysis. The docket includes: investigative group factual reports, interview summaries, crew statements, air traffic control transcripts, controller statements, the meteorology report, the flight data recorder report, the cockpit voice recorder transcript, and other documents.
  
Additional material will continue to be added to the docket as it becomes available. Analysis of the accident, along with conclusions and a determination of probable cause, will come at a later date when the final report on the investigation is completed.

The docket material will be available on the NTSB website in the FOIA electronic reading room.
 
This will be a document release only.  No interviews will be conducted.

NTSB Media Contact:
Terry N. Williams
202-314-6100
williat@ntsb.gov

 

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