NTSB Chairman Ellen
Engleman-Conners has named Richard Rodriguez as the U.S. Accredited
Representative to assist the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina
in the investigation into yesterday's crash of a Raytheon (Beech)
Super King Air 200 that killed all nine persons aboard including
Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski.
Mr. Rodriguez has been an accident investigator for the NTSB,
and before that the Civil Aeronautics Board, for the past 42
The accident occurred on Thursday in Bosnia at 8 a.m. local time
(2 a.m., EST). The Federal Aviation Administration and
Raytheon Aircraft Company (Beech) also sent representatives to
assist in the investigation.
The United States' participation in this investigation is
governed by Annex 13 of the articles of the International Civil