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April 1, 2011, NTSB Press Release: NTSB LAUNCHING TEAM TO INVESTIGATE AIRLINER FUSELAGE RUPTURE

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NTSB ADVISORY
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National Transportation Safety Board
Washington, DC 20594

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 1, 2011

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NTSB LAUNCHING TEAM TO INVESTIGATE AIRLINER FUSELAGE RUPTURE

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Washington, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a Go
Team to investigate an in-flight fuselage rupture that occurred this evening
on a Southwest Airline Boeing 737 aircraft (N632SW). The damaged airplane
diverted and landed safely in Yuma, Arizona.

Joe Sedor will serve as Investigator-in-Charge for the team and will depart
tomorrow morning. Board Member Robert Sumwalt is accompanying the team to Yuma
and will serve as principal spokesman for the on-scene investigation.

Terry Williams is the public affairs officer accompanying the team. Once the
team arrives in Yuma tomorrow, Mr. Williams may be reached on his cell phone
at 202-557-1350.

NTSB Media Contact:
Terry Williams
202-557-1350
williat@ntsb.gov

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