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NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD NEWS RELEASE
An independent federal agency
NTSB ISSUES INVESTIGATIVE UPDATE ON CRASH OF ASIANA FLIGHT 214
July 15, 2013
WASHINGTON - The NTSB investigation into the crash of Asiana
flight 214 pivots this week from the on-scene phase in San
Francisco, with the NTSB closing its on-scene command post today
and investigative groups wrapping up their work at the airport.
The investigative team completed the examination of the airplane
wreckage and runway. The wreckage will still be available for
further examination if necessary at its secure storage location
at San Francisco International Airport.
The Airplane Systems, Structures, Powerplants, Airplane
Performance, and Air Traffic Control investigative groups have
completed their on-scene work and have left San Francisco. The
Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder groups completed
their work in Washington last week.
The Flight Crew Operations group completed several witness
interviews over the weekend. The Survival Factors/Airport group
will be completing their interviews of the first responders
The next phase of the investigation will include additional
interviews, examination of the evacuation slides and other
airplane components, and more in-depth analysis of the
This is an informational release only. No interviews will be
Further investigative updates will be issued as warranted.
For more information on the investigation:
Office of Public Affairs
490 L’Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
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