NTSB confirms date for crash hearing
D.C. Fire Chief Dennis Rubin, Metro General Manager John B.Catoe Jr. NTSB official Deborah A.P. Hersman, Metro Board Chairman Jim Graham (wearing glasses) and D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty during a press conference on June 22, 2009. (Toni L. Sandys/Post)
The National Transportation Board confirmed Wednesday that it will hold a meeting on the cause of the June 2009 Red Line crash later this month. The agency also released additional documents to the public docket.
The board will issue its final report into the accident, which killed a train operator and eight passengers. Officials plan to present an analysis of the accident, conclusions and the probable cause of the worst accident in Metro's history.
The meeting is planned for July 27 at 9:30 a.m. at the NTSB's L'Enfant Plaza headquarters. A live webcast will be available at www.ntsb.gov, and officials said a summary of the final report will be available on the Web site immediately after the meeting, with the entire report being available weeks later. The board had previously announced the date.
The NTSB held a three-day public hearing into the crash in February that explored both the technical circumstances of the crash and problems with safety oversight at Metro and at subway systems across the country.
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