U.S. sends team to investigate Malaysia Airlines crash
REUTERS - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Saturday it has dispatched a team to Asia to help investigate the crash of a Malaysia Airlines MSM.KL jet early Saturday that is presumed to have claimed 239 lives.
The NTSB team is accompanied by technical advisers from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. air safety regulator and Boeing Co (BA.N), which made the 777-200ER jet that was lost while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
"Once the aircraft location is identified, International Civil Aviation Organization protocols will determine which country will lead the investigation," the NTSB said.
Because of the travel time to Asia, the team departed from the United States on Saturday night so it could be in place to assist without delay, the NTSB said.
(Reporting by Alwyn Scott in New York; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- Jet Airways chairman says looking to restructure debts, talking to bankers
- China's Xiaomi hopes Mi 4 smartphone can take on Apple
- U.N.'s Pillay says Israel may be committing war crimes
- Nifty hits record high on foreign buying, higher Asian stocks
- Ukraine says pro-Russia rebels shoot down two fighter jets
Downing Of Flight MH17
A Dutch air force transport plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner took off on Wednesday from an airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv for the Netherlands. Full Article | Video
Wrecked Concordia finally headed for scrapyard after massive salvage operation. Full Article
Five held in China food scandal probe, including head of Shanghai Husi Food . Full Article