NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

NTSB launching team to investigate tour helicopter accident in Nevada

December 8, 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a 12-member Go-Team to investigate the crash of a helicopter on a sight-seeing tour that occurred near Las Vegas at about 5:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday. Preliminary reports indicate that all five persons on board the helicopter were fatally injured.

Senior Air Safety Investigator Bill English will serve as Investigator-in-Charge. Member Mark Rosekind is among those traveling to the site and will serve as principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.

Peter Knudson is the public affairs officer accompanying the team; he may be reached on his cell phone at 202-557-1350.

NTSB Press Contact: Peter Knudson (on-scene in Nevada)

NTSB Public Affairs (Washington, DC): 202-314-6100



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