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CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA RUNWAY OVERRUN

NTSB TO OPEN PUBLIC DOCKET ON JANUARY 2010 CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA RUNWAY OVERRUN

As part of the Safety Board’s investigation into the runway overrun at Yeager Airport, Charleston, West Virginia, the NTSB will open the public accident docket on Thursday, April 8, 2010.

On January 19, 2010, PSA Airlines d.b.a. US Airways Express flight 2495, a Bombardier CL600-2B19, registration N246PS, rejected the takeoff and ran off the end of the runway at Yeager Airport, Charleston, West Virginia. The airplane stopped in the engineered materials arresting system (EMAS).

There were no injuries to the 31 passengers or 3 crew members onboard and the airplane received minor damage. The flight was operating under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 121 and its intended destination was Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has assigned an Accredited Representative to assist the investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13 as the State of the Manufacturer of the airplane.

The information being released is factual in nature and does not provide any analysis. It will include investigative group factual reports, photographs, and other documents from the investigation. Additional material will be added to the docket as it becomes available. Analysis of the accident, along with conclusions and a determination of probable cause, will come at a later date when the final report on the investigation is completed.

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