The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a two-day Board meeting beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, August 22, in its new Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C. The Board will consider a final report on the July 1996 crash of TWA flight 800 off the coast of Long Island, New York.
Television coverage will be by pool only, with on-site distribution provided by NBC. Tables will be set up outside the Conference Center for video equipment. Escorted cutaway shooting will be permitted for brief periods. No television interviews will be permitted in the Conference Center during the course of the meeting. Still photographers will be permitted on the camera riser in the Board room.
There will be limited seating reserved for correspondents in the Board room. A media room is also available that has tables, chairs and an audio mult box. Generally-accepted media credentials will be required for access to both areas.
Seating for the general public in the Board room is on a first-come, first-served basis. The NTSB's old Board room, on the 5th floor of its office space in the L'Enfant Plaza complex, is available beginning at 9:00 a.m. as an overflow room, where the meeting can be viewed on closed-circuit television. The meeting will also be web cast on the Board's web page, www.ntsb.gov.
The Board room will be open for public access beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Security Information: Standard federal security procedures for the new Board Room and Conference Center are being implemented beginning this week. All persons wishing entry to the facility and their possessions will be subject to inspection. Persons leaving the facility will have to pass through screening again to gain re-entry.