Wednesday, June 24, 2009

NTSB to meet on ABX Air Boeing 767 freighter fire at San Francisco

ABX Air B767 fire at SFOThe U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will meet next week to discuss the investigation of a fire aboard a cargo plane at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) last year. The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place on June 30, 2009 in Washington, DC.

The sole topic of discussion at the NTSB meeting will be the Board's final report on the fire that erupted on an ABX Air Boeing 767-200 aircraft (registration N799AX) on January 28, 2008, at about 10:15 pm local time. The aircraft, painted in DHL livery, was parked at SFO at the time of the accident.

The captain and first officer were on board, and were preparing to start the engines when the fire broke out. Both crew members evacuated the airplane through the cockpit windows and were not injured. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

According to the NTSB, a summary of the Board's final report, which will include findings, probable cause and safety recommendations, will appear on the website shortly after the conclusion of next week's meeting. The entire report will appear on the website several weeks later.

The NTSB meeting will convene on June 30, 2009 at 09:30 am in the NTSB Board Room and
Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C. A live and archived webcast of the proceedings will be available on the NTSB website at

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