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NTSB SENDING TEAM TO ASSIST GOVERNMENT OF INDIA WITH YESTERDAY'S AIRLINER ACCIDENT

May 22, 2010

The National Transportation Safety Board is dispatching a team of investigators to assist the government of India with its investigation of yesterday's airplane accident in Mangalore.

At about 6:10 a.m. local time, Saturday, an Air India Express B737-800 (VT-AXV), overran the runway during landing at Mangalore International Airport. Preliminary reports indicate that 158 of the 166 passengers and crew onboard were fatally injured. Flight #182 originated in Dubai.  NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman has designated Senior Air Safety Investigator Joe Sedor as the U.S. Accredited Representative.

The U.S. team will also include an NTSB flight operations specialist, an NTSB aircraft systems specialist, and technical advisors from the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing. The team is expected to arrive in Mangalore on Tuesday morning (local time). The investigation is being conducted by India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation, which will release all information on the progress of the investigation.

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

 

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