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  • Accident No: ERA18MA099
  • Accident Type: Office of Aviation Safety
  • Location: Flushing, NY
  • Date: 3/11/2018

The NTSB launched a Go-team to investigate the March 11, 2018 Airbus sightseeing helicopter crash in Flushing, NY.

NTSB Board Member Bella Dinh-Zarr accompanied the team and served as the principal spokesman on-scene.

12/10/2019 - Board Meeting

Docket

Preliminary Report

See the photos on Flickr.

Announcements about media briefings and other activities related to this investigation will be made on the NTSB’s media relations Twitter feed @NTSB_Newsroom.

The NTSB is investigating the March 11, 2018 Airbus sightseeing helicopter crash in Flushing, NY. The NTSB is investigating the March 11, 2018 Airbus sightseeing helicopter crash in Flushing, NY.

Contact: NTSB Media Relations
Eric Weiss
(202) 314-6100
eric.weiss@ntsb.gov