NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB ASSISTS GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES IN AVIATION ACCIDENT

September 3, 2010

The National Transportation Safety Board will dispatch an aviation investigator to assist the government of United Arab Emirates in its investigation of the crash of a United Parcel Service (UPS)-operated cargo plane, a Boeing 747-400.

On September 3, the aircraft, en route to Cologne, Germany, crashed near the international airport in the emirate of Dubai shortly after takeoff.

NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman has designated senior air safety investigator Bill English as the U.S. Accredited Representative. His team will include NTSB specialists in the areas of human performance, fire, operations, and systems. The team will also include technical advisors from the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing, UPS, GE and Independent Pilots Association.

The investigation is being conducted by the General Civil Aviation Authority of the United Arab Emirates, which will release all information on the progress of the investigation. The agency's phone number in Abu Dhabi is (971) 2 405-4501/4445 and the agency's email address is: accid@gcaa.ae.

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.