Korean Air Flight 801 investigation/Pressrel0
National Transportation Safety Board
Washington, DC 20594
October 29, 1999
NTSB BOARD MEETING ON KAL FLIGHT 801 CRASH INTO MOUNTAINSIDE IN GUAM; 228 DIED
The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public Board meeting Tuesday, November 2, at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held on the 5th floor of the NTSB's headquarters building, 490 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C.
On August 6, 1997, a Boeing 747-300, Korean Air flight 801, crashed on Nimitz Hill, Guam about 3 miles southwest of the Won Pat Guam International Airport. Of the 254 person on board, 228 were killed, and 23 passengers and 3 flight attendants survived the accident with serious injuries. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a postcrash fire.
The NTSB staff will present the draft final report to the five member Board. The Safety issues discussed in the report will include flight crew performance, approach procedures and pilot training; air traffic control including controller performance and the intentional inhibition of the minimum safe altitude warning (MSAW) system at Guam; emergency response; the adequacy of Korean Civil Aviation Bureau and Federal Aviation Administration oversight; and flight data recorder documentation.
The meeting room is lighted for television, and has an audio mult box.
Keith Holloway, Paul Schlamm
PHONE: (202) 314-6100, FAX: (202) 314-6110