Transportation Safety Board
Washington, DC 20594
October 25, 2002
NEWS MEDIA ACCOMMODATIONS FOR
AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 587 INVESTIGATIVE HEARING
The National Transportation Safety Board's investigative hearing
into the crash of American Airlines flight 587 will begin at 9:30 a.m.,
Tuesday, October 29, at the NTSB's Board Room and Conference Center, 429
L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C (Please note the later starting time
than previously announced). It is expected to run four days.
A mandatory network television pool has been requested (the
assignment has not yet been made). TV crews will be able to tap into the
pool feed at tables set up outside the Board Room. Escorted cutaway shots
will be permitted for all crews in the Board Room itself.
A mult box will be available in the Press Room and outside the Board
Room for the Board's in-house audio feed.
Print and Electronic Reporters
Reporters are welcome to view the proceedings from inside the Board
Room or from the adjacent Press Room.
CD-ROMs of the public docket on the investigation, which will
contain factual reports and related material such as the cockpit voice
recorder transcript, will be available to accredited news media in the News
Media Center beginning at 8:00 a.m. Access to the facility begins at 7:30.
Hearing exhibits and selected items from the docket will appear on the Board's
Website ,WWW.NTSB.GOV, around 10:00 a.m. Material will continue to be
added to the docket during the course of the investigation.
Persons entering the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center may be
required to present a government-issued photo identification (such as a
driver's license or passport). Packages will be subject to search.
The hearing is being Webcast in its entirety; technical information
and the link to the live Webcast will be available from the Board's Website.
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NTSB Press Contact: Ted Lopatkiewicz