NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

NTSB Launching Team to Investigate Crash of a de Havilland Otter Air Taxi in Alaska

July 7

The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a go-team to Alaska to investigate today's crash of a de Havilland DHC-3 Otter. The air taxi crashed at Soldotna Airport in Soldotna, Alaska, at 11:20 a.m. local time.

NTSB Senior Aviation Accident Investigator Dan Bower will serve as investigator-in-charge. NTSB Board Member Earl F. Weener is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesman.

Public Affairs Specialist Eric Weiss will also be on-scene in Alaska to coordinate media activities. He can be reached at 202-297-3490.

For the latest information related to the investigation and the time and location of press briefings, follow us on Twitter at @NTSB or check ntsb.gov.

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