The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 9:30 a.m., in Washington, D.C. on the Hudson River mid-air involving a Piper and a sightseeing helicopter over the Hudson River last August.
On Aug, 8, 2009, a Piper PA-32R-300 airplane, N71MC, and a Eurocopter AS350BA helicopter, N401LH, operated by Liberty Helicopters, collided over the Hudson River near Hoboken, New Jersey. All nine people aboard the two aircraft died in the accident. No flight plans were filed or were required for either flight, and visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.
A live and archived webcast of the proceedings will be available on the board’s website. Technical support details are available under “Board Meetings.” To report any problems, please call 703-993-3100 and ask for Webcast Technical Support.
A summary of the Board’s final report, which will include findings, probable cause and safety recommendations, will appear on the website shortly after the conclusion of the meeting. The entire report will appear on the website several weeks later.