NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB to meet on Nevada air tour helicopter accident.

January 25

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a Board meeting to determine the probable cause of the crash of an air tour helicopter near Las Vegas.

On December 7, 2011, at about 4:30 pm PST, a Eurocopter AS350-B2 helicopter, operated by Sundance Helicopters, Inc., on a sightseeing trip, crashed in mountainous terrain about 14 miles east of Las Vegas, Nevada. The pilot and four passengers were killed, and the helicopter was destroyed by impact forces and postimpact fire.

Event: Board Meeting

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 9:30 am EST

Location: NTSB Board Room and Conference Center
429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594

Participants: NTSB Board Members

Live Webcast: A link to the webcast will be available on the following page shortly before the start of the meeting: http://www.capitolconnection.net/capcon/ntsb/ntsb.htm

NTSB Media Contact:
Office of Public Affairs
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
(202) 314-6100
Peter Knudson
peter.knudson@ntsb.gov

 

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