NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


TSB OPENS PUBLIC DOCKETS ON THREE WASHINGTON METRORAIL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS

April 6, 2011

As part of the NTSB's investigations into three separate accidents that occurred on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) system between November 2009 and February 2010, today the NTSB opened the public accident dockets for these cases.

The accidents include:

The information being released is factual in nature and does not provide any analysis. The dockets include investigative group factual reports, exhibits, interview transcripts, photographs, and other documents from the investigations. Additional material will be added to the dockets as it becomes available. Analysis of the accidents, along with conclusions and a determination of probable cause for each accident, will be released at a later date when the final report on each investigation is completed.

This will be a document release only; no interviews will be conducted.

Media contact:
Bridget Ann Serchak
202-314-6100
bridget.serchak@ntsb.gov

 

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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.