August 10, 2010 | Mark Paradies

NTSB Press Release: NTSB LAUNCHES TEAM TO INVESTIGATE AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT IN ALASKA

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                      NTSB ADVISORY
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National Transportation Safety Board
Washington, DC 20594

August 10, 2010

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NTSB LAUNCHES TEAM TO INVESTIGATE
AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT IN ALASKA

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      The National Transportation Safety Board has launched
a Go Team to investigate last night’s airplane crash near
Dillingham, Alaska.

      At about 8:00 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time, a DeHavilland
DHC-3T (N455A) crashed 10 miles northwest of Aleknagik,
Alaska.  Reports are that 5 of the 9 persons on board died
in the accident.

      Senior air safety investigator Clint Johnson, from the
NTSB’s Anchorage regional office, will serve as
Investigator-in-Charge.  He will be assisted by
investigators from the Alaska office and from NTSB
headquarters in Washington, D.C.

      NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman is accompanying
the team and will serve as spokesperson for the on-scene
investigation.  Terry Williams is the NTSB press officer
traveling with the team.  The full team is expected to
arrive in Dillingham around mid-day today.

      Contact information for the team will be released when
it is available.

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NTSB Press Contact:    (In Washington)
                        Keith Holloway
                        keith.holloway@ntsb.gov
                        202-314-6100

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