NTSB moving forward on inquiry into Pence plane runway overrun
The National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) investigation into a landing mishap last fall of a plane carrying then vice presidential candidate Mike Pence has so far generated more than 400 pages of information.
They're all in the public docket opened yesterday by the agency about the October 27 2016 runway excursion of an Eastern Air Lines Boeing 737 at New York's LaGuardia Airport.
The chartered Boeing 737-700, operated by Eastern Air Lines Group, overran a runway while attempting to land. The airplane veered to the right during the overrun and partially transited the Engineered Material Arresting System before it came to a stop on the turf about 200 feet from the runway end. None of the 11 crew and 37 passengers were injured.
The docket includes the transcript of the cockpit voice recorder, interview transcripts and summaries, factual reports and other investigative material.
The public docket contains only factual information collected by NTSB investigators, and does not provide analysis, findings, recommendations or probable cause determinations. No conclusions about how or why an accident or incident occurred should be drawn from the docket.
Now analysis can begin
The docket opening marks a transition in the investigative process where the majority of facts needed for the investigation have been gathered and the NTSB can move ahead with analysis of those facts. Opening the docket affords those with a need and desire for its contents the opportunity review what factual information has been gathered about the accident. Any analysis, findings, recommendations, or probable cause determinations related to the accident will be issued by the Board at a later date.