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NTSB RELEASES FACTUAL INFORMATION REGARDING 2010 PLANE CRASH INVOLVING FORMER SENATOR STEVENS

April 21, 2011

As part of its continuing investigation into the August 9, 2010 aviation accident in Alaska, today the National Transportation Safety Board made the accident docket available to the public. Both former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska and former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe were among the eight passengers aboard the aircraft that crashed northeast of Aleknagik. The pilot and four passengers, including Senator Stevens, were killed. The other four passengers were seriously injured.

The accident docket contains NTSB factual reports including: operations, meteorology, survival factors, powerplants, aircraft performance, human performance, airworthiness, and a synopsis of medical records. Also included are exhibits, interview transcripts, photographs, and other documents from the on-going investigation. Additional material will be added to the docket as it becomes available.

The information released today is factual in nature and does not provide any analysis. A determination of findings, probable cause, and recommendations will be released during the public Board Meeting on May 24, 2011. This is a document release only; no interviews will be conducted.

Based on the demand, the public may experience a slow response time and/or the inability to access the site during peak demand.

Media contact:
Terry N. Williams
202-314-6100
williat@ntsb.gov

 

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