WASHINGTON (June 11, 2020) — The National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to hold a board meeting July 14, 2020, 9:30 a.m. (EDT), to determine the probable cause of the Feb. 23, 2019, Atlas Air flight 3591 crash into Trinity Bay, Texas.
The accident happened when the Atlas Air Boeing 767 cargo jet entered a rapid descent from about 6,000 feet and impacted a marshy bay about 40 miles from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The two pilots and one non-revenue, jumpseat pilot were fatally injured. The airplane, which was carrying cargo from Miami to Houston for Amazon.com Inc., and the US Postal Service, was destroyed.
In keeping with established Federal and local social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, while also ensuring the NTSB’s compliance with the Government in the Sunshine Act, the board meeting for this investigation will be webcast to the public, with the board members and investigative staff meeting virtually. There will be no physical gathering to facilitate the board meeting.
WHO: NTSB investigative staff and board members.
WHAT: A webcast, virtual board meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 9:30 a.m. (EDT).
HOW: The board meeting will be webcast only, there will not be a public gathering of NTSB investigative or board members A link to the webcast will be available shortly before the start of the meeting at http://ntsb.windrosemedia.com/. Additional material including the accident docket and related news releases for this investigation are available at https://go.usa.gov/xw9WG and NTSB imagery from its on scene investigation is available via the NTSB’s Flickr account at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmabxem8.
Contact: NTSB Media Relations
490 L’Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594