NTSB launching team to investigate Boeing 777 crash in San Francisco

Monday, July 8, 2013
By George Hatcher

The National Transportation Safety Board launched a full go-team to San Francisco, Calif., to investigate the July 6, 2013 crash involving Asiana Airlines Flight 214, a Boeing 777. The crash occurred while the aircraft was landing at San Francisco International Airport.

NTSB Senior Aviation Accident Investigator Bill English will serve as investigator-in-charge. NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesman.

Public Affairs Specialists Kelly Nantel and Keith Holloway will also be on-scene in San Francisco to coordinate media related activities. They can be reached by mobile phone at 202-557-1350.

* A cautionary note: The official investigation of the cause of the crash will take a year or more. No matter what news releases or speculations come about before the official investigation is just speculation. We do not know, for example, if some part or software in the plane malfunctioned, leading the pilots to respond as they did.

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