NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB INVESTIGATING TODAY'S JETLINER RUNWAY EXCURSION IN WYOMING

December 29, 2010

The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into an incident in which a passenger jetliner departed the runway while landing at Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming.

At about 11:38 am MT today, American Airlines flight 2253, a B-757 (N668AA) inbound from Chicago O'Hare International Airport, ran off the end of runway 19 while landing at Jackson Hole Airport. No injuries were reported among the 181 passengers and crew on board.

The aircraft came to rest in hard packed snow about 350 feet beyond the runway overrun area. The weather was reported to be snowing at the time of the incident. No damage to the aircraft has been reported.

Senior NTSB Air Safety Investigator Joseph Sedor has been designated as the Investigator-In-Charge.

At this time, parties to the investigation are American Airlines, Boeing, the Allied Pilots Association, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.