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NTSB VICE CHAIRMAN TESTIFIES BEFORE CONGRESS ON THE HUDSON RIVER AIRSPACE AND SAFETY OF AIR OPERATIONS IN CONGESTED AIRSPACE

September 15, 2009

Washington, DC - NTSB Vice Chairman Christopher A. Hart testified today regarding the ongoing investigation into the mid-air collision over the Hudson River. The collision occurred on August 8 between a helicopter and an airplane.  All 9 persons on board both aircraft were killed.

At the hearing before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Aviation on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Hart provided an overview of the ongoing investigation but did not provide any analysis or conclusions on what may have caused the accident.

The full text of Vice Chairman Hart's testimony is available on the Board's web site.

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