Wed, Apr 28, 2010
Factual Information Release Provides No Analysis Of The
In its continuing investigation of the midair collision of an
air tour helicopter and a small plane over the Hudson River, the
NTSB will open the public docket on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at
On August 8, 2009, at 1153 EDT, a Eurocopter AS 350 BA (N401LH)
operated by Liberty Helicopters and a Piper PA-32R-300 (N71MC)
operated by a private pilot, collided in midair over the Hudson
River near Hoboken, New Jersey. The certificated commercial pilot
and five passengers onboard the helicopter were killed. The
certificated private pilot and two passengers onboard the airplane
were also killed.
Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plans
were filed for either flight. The local sightseeing helicopter
flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal
Regulations Part 136. The personal airplane flight was conducted
under the provisions of 14 Code of
Federal Regulations Part 91.
The information being released is factual in nature and does not
provide any analysis. The docket includes: investigative group
factual reports, interview summaries, crew statements, air traffic
control transcripts, controller statements, the meteorology report,
and other documents.
Additional material will continue to 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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