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National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB SENDING TEAM TO ASSIST GOVERNMENT OF COLOMBIA WITH TODAY'S 737 ACCIDENT

August 16, 2010

The National Transportation Safety Board is dispatching a team of investigators to assist the government of Colombia with its investigation of today's airplane accident on San Andreas Island.

At about 1:50 a.m. local time today, an Aires Airlines B737- 700 (HK-4682), crashed during landing at the San Andreas Island airport. Flight #8250 originated in Bogota. 

NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman has designated Senior Air Safety Investigator Lorenda Ward as the U.S. Accredited Representative. The U.S. team will also include three other NTSB investigators (specialists in flight operations, human performance, and airworthiness) and technical advisors from the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing.

The investigation is being conducted by the Colombia Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) (http://portal.aerocivil.gov.co/portal/page/portal/Aerocivil_Portal_Internet/Inicio External link disclaimer. ), 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.