NTSB Go Team En Route to Saudi Arabia to Aid MD-11 Crash Investigation

 - July 27, 2010, 8:24 AM

The NTSB is dispatching a team of investigators to assist the government of Saudi Arabia with its investigation of a cargo airplane accident that occurred in Riyadh today.

At about 11:38 a.m. local time today, a Lufthansa MD-11(D-ALCQ) freighter crashed while landing at the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. The two crewmembers on board survived the accident. Flight 8460 originated in Frankfurt, Germany.

NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman has designated Senior Air Safety Investigator Bill English as the U.S. accredited representative. The U.S. team will also include NTSB flight operations specialists, an NTSB aircraft systems specialist and technical advisors from the FAA and Boeing. Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation is conducting the investigation.