NTSB to Hold Media Briefing on Recovery of Cargo Jet From Pacific Ocean


​WASHINGTON (Oct. 7, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled a media briefing on Saturday, Oct. 9, in Honolulu to detail the NTSB's coordination of the operation to recover the wreckage of a Boeing 737 cargo jet off the ocean floor.

NTSB Senior Air Safety Investigator, Lorenda Ward, will brief the media on the purpose and scope of the operation, the vessels, equipment and staffing involved, how the operation will be accomplished and the expected timeline for completion. Ms. Ward will take questions following her prepared remarks. The briefing will be held outdoors.

The wreckage being recovered is a Boeing 737-200 freighter, operated as TransAir flight 810 when it was ditched in Mamala Bay shortly after takeoff from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 2, 2021. Both pilots, the only two occupants onboard, survived. The wreckage came to rest on an ocean shelf at a depth ranging from 350-450 feet.

WHAT: A media briefing on the underwater wreckage recovery of a Boeing 737 cargo jet.

WHO: Lorenda Ward, NTSB Senior Air Safety Investigator

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 9, at 10:00 a.m. HST

Where: Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Aircraft Fire and Rescue Station #2, 31 Lagoon Drive, Honolulu, HI 96819

HOW: Credentialed media who would like to attend must RSVP with their name, title and media affiliation to ntsbmediarelations@ntsb.gov. Media can access the briefing location starting at 9:30 a.m.

Please note that all visitors to Hawaii state facilities must provide vaccination or testing status prior to entry. More information on this requirement can be found at https://hidot.hawaii.gov/airports/contractors-and-visitors-required-to-provide-vaccination-testing-status-to-enter-state-facilities/

NTSB media contact in Hawaii: Peter Knudson (202-631-6034).

The NTSB web page for the TransAir Flight 810 investigation includes links to the Sept. 30 news release announcing the wreckage recovery operation, an investigative update, the preliminary report and photographs: https://go.usa.gov/xMRwP.

To report an incident/accident or if you are a public safety agency, please call 1-844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290 to speak to a Watch Officer at the NTSB Response Operations Center (ROC) in Washington, DC (24/7).