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National Transportation Safety Board

Washington, DC 20594


February 8, 2007




The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public Board meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2007, at 8:30 a.m., (please note the earlier time) in its Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, DC.


The two items on the agenda are:


* On September 24, 2004, a Bell 206B helicopter air tour

flight encountered instrument meteorological conditions and crashed into mountainous terrain in Kalaheo, Hawaii, on the island of Kauai. The pilot and the four passengers were killed, and impact forces and post impact fire destroyed the helicopter. Media Contact: Keith Holloway


* On September 23, 2005, an Aerospatiale helicopter

sightseeing air tour flight encountered adverse weather and crashed into the Pacific Ocean several hundred feet off the coast of Kailiu Point, near Haena, Hawaii, on the island of Kauai. Three of the five passengers died of drowning or drowning-related circumstances, and the pilot and two other passengers received minor injuries. Media Contact: Paul Schlamm


Directions to the Board Room: Front door located on Lower 10th Street, directly below L'Enfant Plaza. From Metro, exit L'Enfant Plaza station at 9th and D streets escalator, walk through shopping mall, at CVS store take escalator down one level. Board Room will be to your left.


A live and archived webcast of the proceedings will be available on the Board's website at www.ntsb.gov. Technical support details are available under "Board Meetings." To report any problems, please call (703) 993-3100 and ask for Webcast Technical Support.


A summary of each final reports, which will include findings, probable cause 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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