NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB LAUNCHING TEAM TO INVESTIGATE TOUR BUS ACCIDENT IN NEW YORK CITY

March 12, 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a Go Team to investigate the crash of a motorcoach in the Bronx borough of New York City.

The motorcoach, operated by World Wide Tours, crashed at about 5:30 am ET this morning on I-95. Numerous fatalities and injuries have been reported.

Robert Accetta will serve as Investigator-in-Charge for the 16-member team from the NTSB. The Board's Vice Chairman, Christopher Hart, is accompanying the team to New York and will serve as principal spokesman for the on-scene investigation.

Peter Knudson is the public affairs officer accompanying the team. Once the team arrives in New York this afternoon, Mr. Knudson may be reached on his cell phone at 202-557-1350.

NTSB Media Contact:
Peter Knudson
202-557-1350
peter.knudson@ntsb.gov

 

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