NTSB Completes AA 587 Probe
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a meeting to address the final report on the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 into Belle Harbor on November 12, 2001.
According to an Associated Press report this week, NTSB chair Ellen Eglleman Conners said that the investigation has been completed and that the hearing on the cause would be held before the third anniversary of the crash, although no specific date has yet been set. “We’re very close,” Connors reportedly told the AP, although she would not discuss any of the findings prior to the final meeting.
Investigators believe that a series of sharp rudder movements caused the rudder of the Airbus A300-600 to fall into Jamaica Bay just prior to the crash.