NTSB to Meet on Cessna Citation Accident in Milwaukee and a Pipeline Rupture in Mississippi

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public Board meeting on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 9:30 a.m., in its Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C. The Board will meet on the following items:

* On June 4, 2007, about 4:00pm CST, a Cessna Citation 550, N550BP, impacted Lake Michigan shortly after departure from General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (MKE). The two pilots and four passengers were killed, and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was being operated by Marlin Air under the provisions of Part 135. The aircraft was carrying a human organ for a transplant operation in Michigan. At the time of the accident, marginal visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the surface, and instrument meteorological conditions prevailed aloft; the flight operated on an instrument flight rules flight plan.

* On November 1, 2007, a 12-inch diameter pipeline segment, transporting liquid propane, ruptured in a rural area near Carmichael, Mississippi. About 430,600 gallons of propane were released. A gas cloud expanded over nearby homes and ignited, destroying four homes and damaging several others. Two persons were killed and seven persons received minor injuries.

A live and archived webcast of the proceedings will be available on the Board's website at www.ntsb.gov/Events/Boardmeeting.htm. Technical support details are available under "Board Meetings." To report any problems, please call 703-993-3100 and ask for Webcast Technical Support.