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MEDIA ADVISORY: Runway Excursion Accident Subject of NTSB Meeting
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 MEDIA ADVISORY: Runway Excursion Accident Subject of NTSB Meeting

​WASHINGTON (Dec. 13, 2018) — The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday its intent to hold a board meeting, Jan. 15, 2019, to determine the probable cause of the March 2017 runway excursion accident involving a chartered jetliner that occurred during a rejected takeoff in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

On March 8, 2017, an Ameristar Charters flight 9363, a Boeing MD-83 airplane, overran the departure end of runway 23L at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan, after the captain executed a rejected takeoff. The 110 passengers and six flight crew members evacuated the airplane via emergency escape slides. One passenger received a minor injury; the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was chartered to carry the University of Michigan men’s basketball team to Washington Dulles International Airport, Dulles, Virginia.

The Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing, and Ameristar are parties to the NTSB investigation.

WHO: National Transportation Safety Board Members and NTSB investigative staff.

WHAT:National Transportation Safety Board meeting to determine probable cause of the March 8, 2017, overrun accident involving a Boeing MD-83 chartered airplane.

WHERE: NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center, 420 10th St., SW, Washington.

WHEN:Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, 9:30 a.m. (EST).

HOW: Media covering the meeting in person are asked to be in place not later than 9:15 a.m. on the day of the event. The public meeting will also be webcast.  A link for the webcast will be available at shortly before the start of the meeting.

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