NTSB to publicly review Arizona bus crash of January 2009

To recap: On Friday, January 30, 2009, at 4:06 p.m. MST, a 2007 Chevrolet/Starcraft 29-passenger bus, operated by DW Tour and Charter and carrying 16 passengers and the driver, crashed on U.S. Highway 93 on a return trip from Grand Canyon West to Las Vegas. The bus came to rest on the southbound side of the four-lane divided highway after veering out its northbound lane, crossing the median and rolling over. Seven passengers were killed, and nine passengers and the driver sustained minor to serious injuries.

On June 22 the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a public board meeting on its investigation into a multiple-fatality, single-vehicle tour bus accident that occurred last year near Dolan Springs, AZ. The purpose of the meeting will be to determine probable cause of the accident and to consider proposed safety recommendations to reduce the likelihood of future such mishaps.

The public board meeting will be held in Washington on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. EDT, in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center at 429 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W.

A live and archived webcast of the proceedings will be available on the Board’s website www.ntsb.gov/Events/Boardmeeting.htm.

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