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Wed, Feb 09, 2005

NTSB Sends Team To Investigate Afghanistan Accident

From NTSB Headquarters...

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a team to Afghanistan to assist in the investigation of the crash, on February 3, of a Kam Air Boeing 737-200. The airliner was flying from Herat to Kabul when it went down with the loss of all 104 passengers and crew, after reportedly being diverted from Kabul airport due to a snowstorm. Initial reports indicate that there were 6 American citizens among the passengers.

The five-person team will be lead by senior Safety Board investigator Robert Benzon who has been designated the United States' Accredited Representative to the investigation.

The United States - as country of manufacture for the aircraft - is participating in this investigation under the terms of Annex 13 of the articles of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

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