NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB to meet on helicopter and liftboat accidents

April 4

The National Transportation Safety Board will meet to determine the probable cause of the following two accidents.

On August 26, 2011, at about 6:41 pm CDT, a Eurocopter AS350 B2 helicopter crashed near the Midwest National Air Center in Mosby, Missouri. The pilot, flight nurse, flight paramedic, and patient were killed, and the helicopter was substantially damaged by impact forces.

On September 8, 2011, the 78.5-foot-long liftboat Trinity II sustained damage from severe weather associated with Hurricane Nate about 15 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. The four crewmembers and six contractors on board abandoned ship. All 10 persons, wearing lifejackets, entered the water where they clung to a lifefloat. By the time rescuers located the survivors three days later, three had died and another would die later at a hospital. The six survivors sustained serious injuries.

Event: Board Meeting

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 9:30 am ET. The helicopter accident is the first item on the agenda.

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: 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 (Helicopter)
peter.knudson@ntsb.gov
Keith Holloway (Liftboat)
keith.holloway@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.