NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB to Provide Background Briefing on TWA Flight 800 Accident Investigation

june 28

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will provide a background briefing on the NTSB’s four-year investigation into the probable cause of the TWA Flight 800 crash on July 17, 1996. Flight 800 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after takeoff from JFK airport in New York.

The TWA Flight 800 investigation remains one of the NTSB’s most extensive and exhaustive investigations; the final report includes more than 400 pages of detailed information. In addition, the NTSB’s docket, which has been available to the public since the late-1990s, contains more than 17,000 pages of supporting material.

On June 19, 2013, the NTSB received a Petition for Reconsideration of the Board’s findings and probable cause determination regarding TWA Flight 800, pursuant to 49 CFR §845.41. This petition is currently under review.

Since the accident occurred 17 years ago, many who are now covering the petition filing are less familiar with the details and findings of the NTSB’s four-year investigation. This is why the NTSB is offering the background briefing on the TWA Flight 800 report. This briefing is for credentialed members of the media. Due to space restrictions, pre-registration is required for attendance.

EVENT: Media briefing – TWA Flight 800 Report

DATE: Tuesday, July 2 at 2:00 pm EDT

LOCATION: NTSB Training Center
45065 Riverside Parkway
Ashburn, VA 20147

PARTICIPATION: Dr. Joseph M. Kolly, Director, NTSB Office of Research and Engineering
Robert Swaim, NTSB Senior Aviation Safety Investigator
James Wildey, NTSB Aviation Safety Investigator, Retired

The presentation will include an opportunity to view the reconstructed fuselage of the TWA Flight 800 aircraft. Media will be allowed to obtain photographs and video footage; stand-up shots in front of the reconstruction are prohibited. Investigators will not address questions on the pending petition.

To register for the background briefing, please call 202-314-6100.


Office of Public Affairs
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
Kelly Nantel
(202) 314-6100
kelly.nantel@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.