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Opening remarks of the Aircraft Accident Report on American Airlines Flight 587
Mark V. Rosenker
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Aircraft Accident Report on American Airlines Flight 587, Washington, DC
10/26/2004

Thank you madam chairman. Before I begin my questions this morning, I would like to welcome and offer my sincere condolences to all of the families of the passengers, crew and ground victims of American flight 587. Today’s proceedings culminate a long, thorough, objective investigation of this tragic event. With our adoption of this report, which will include probable cause and a number of recommendations to improve commercial aviation safety, we on this board will begin a new phase of dealing with 587, and that is of an advocacy role - ensuring that the improvements we suggest are implemented as quickly as possible thus preventing this type of accident from ever happening again. I hope today’s Board Meeting answers your questions and brings closure and some comfort during this difficult period of grief.