NTSB investigators head to Turkey to assist in accident investigation
The fire in the cockpit of a Corendon Airlines Boeing 737-800 occurred Oct. 14 at 4 a.m. local time as the airplane was being pushed back from the gate in Antalya, Turkey, for a scheduled flight to Trondheim, Norway. The aircraft was evacuated, and there were reports of injuries among the 189 passengers and seven crew members.
As the U.S. is the state of design and manufacture of the Boeing 737, the NTSB has designated Senior Air Safety Investigator Tim LeBaron as the traveling U.S. accredited representative. LeBaron is leading a team of investigators (specializing in aircraft systems, fire and survival factors) and advisers from the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing, who are traveling to the scene to assist with the investigation.
The investigation is being conducted by the Turkish Directorate General of Civil Aviation.