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  • Accident No: DCA14MP002
  • Accident Type: Office of Pipeline
  • Location: Manhattan, NY
  • Date: 3/12/2014

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a go-team to investigate a gas explosion and subsequent fire in New York City.
Pipeline Investigator Ravi Chhatre is leading the team as investigator-in-charge. Board Member Robert L. Sumwalt is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.
Public Affairs Officer Eric Weiss will also be on-scene in New York to coordinate media-related activities. He can be reached at, or, in a press emergency, by mobile phone at 202-557-1350.
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Contact: NTSB Media Relations
Eric Weiss
(202) 314-6100