NTSB to Meet on Water Taxi Capsizing

Tuesday, February 28, 2006
The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public Board meeting Tuesday, March 7 in Washington, D.C. There are two items on the agenda. The Board will consider final accident reports on the following cases: 1) On March 6, 2004, the small passenger vessel Lady D, a pontoon water taxi with two crewmen and 23 passengers on board, was traversing Baltimore Harbor when it encountered a rapidly developing storm with high winds. The vessel capsized, killing 5 of those aboard. Press contact: Lauren Peduzzi, peduzzi@ntsb.gov. 2) On March 23, 2004, an Era Aviation Sikorsky S-76A++ helicopter crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, killing all 10 persons aboard. Press contact: Ted Lopatkiewicz, lopatt@ntsb.gov. A summary of the Board's final reports, which will include findings, probable causes and safety recommendations, will appear on the web site shortly after the conclusion of the meeting. The entire reports will appear on the web site several weeks later.

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