As part of its ongoing investigation into yesterday’s
accident at LaGuardia Airport where Delta Air Lines flight 1086, which
originated in Atlanta, Georgia, veered off the runway during the landing
sequence, the NTSB today released an investigative update.
Shortly after the accident occurred, an NTSB investigator
arrived on scene to secure the flight data and the cockpit voice recorders from
the accident aircraft as well as coordinate the NTSB”s investigative activities
with local officials. The recorders were
returned to the NTSB Laboratory in Washington, DC late last night and are being
downloaded and auditioned today.
Earlier this morning, two additional
investigators arrived on scene in New York, including Dan Bower, a senior
aviation accident investigator with the NTSB and the Investigator-in-Charge of
this accident. Accompanying the IIC was an airworthiness expert from the NTSB.
last night, the following has occurred:
airplane has been moved to a hangar for more detailed examination and further documentation
second team of investigators with expertise in operations, human performance,
and maintenance flew to Delta Air Lines’ headquarters in Atlanta, GA and beginning
tomorrow, will conduct crew interviews and review the maintenance records for
the accident airplane.
The investigation is very much ongoing and any
future updates will be issued as events warrant. For the latest, follow the investigation
on Twitter at @NTSB or on our website at ntsb.gov.
CVR was successfully downloaded. It contains
two hours of good quality recordings and captured the entire flight.
- The FDR, which is being
downloaded this afternoon, is a 25 hour tape-based recorder. It captured
the entire flight and approximately 50 parameters of data, including
things such as airspeed, altitude, heading, and information on engines and
audition of the recorders is underway and factual data from the recorders
will be released when available.
to the investigation include
the Federal Aviation Administration, Delta Air Lines, the Air Line Pilots
Association, Boeing, and Pratt & Whitney.