The National Transportation Safety Board held a virtual public board meeting Nov. 2 to consider the draft final report on a fatal airline runway overrun accident in Alaska.
On Oct. 17, 2019, PenAir flight 3296, a Saab SA-2000, overran the runway during a landing attempt in Unalaska, Alaska. The airplane crashed through the perimeter fence, crossed a road, and came to rest on shoreline rocks on the edge of a harbor. One passenger was killed, another was seriously injured, and eight more sustained minor injuries. The flight crew and the other 29 passengers were uninjured.
During the meeting, the NTSB members voted on investigators' findings and recommendations as well as any changes to the draft report.
In keeping with established federal and local social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while also ensuring the NTSB’s compliance with the Government in the Sunshine Act, the board meeting for this event will be webcast to the public, with the board members and investigative staff meeting virtually. There will be no physical gathering to facilitate the board meeting.
WHAT: A virtual NTSB meeting on the PenAir flight 3296 accident investigation.
WHO: NTSB investigative staff and board members.
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.
HOW: A link to the webcast will be available shortly before the start of the meeting at http://ntsb.windrosemedia.com/.
NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy will take questions from reporters during a media availability scheduled to start 30 minutes after the board meeting ends. Journalists wishing to participate must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A link with instructions will be emailed.
A recording of the availability will be made available on the NTSB YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/NTSBgov, shortly after the session
Watch the board meeting on the NTSB YouTube Channel