NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


Update on investigation of Sky Express bus accident in Virginia

June 9, 2011

Today, the National Transportation Safety Board released the preliminary report on a motorcoach accident in Doswell, Virginia.

On Tuesday, May 31, 2011, about 0455 eastern daylight time, a 2000 Setra motorcoach, operated by Sky Express Incorporated, was traveling northbound on Interstate 95 (I-95) in the vicinity of Doswell, Virginia. The motorcoach, which was occupied by a 37-year-old driver and 60 passengers, had departed from Greensboro, North Carolina, and was en route to New York City.

The preliminary report provides factual information related to the accident. The report can be accessed on the NTSB website. This is a document release only. No interviews will be conducted.

The investigation will now progress to analysis of the accident and determination of probable cause.

Additional factual updates will be provided and distributed via media advisories as investigative information is developed.

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Media contact:
Nicholas Worrell
202-314-6100 (NTSB Public Affairs Office, Washington, DC) 
nicholas.worrell@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.