Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

6 Experts to Study Crashes of 737s

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

6 Experts to Study Crashes of 737s

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The National Transportation Safety Board has assembled six experts to help it get to the bottom of two baffling crashes of Boeing 737s.

Board Chairman Jim Hall announced Thursday that a special panel had been appointed to review all investigative work completed in the March 3, 1991, crash of a United Airlines 737-200 in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the Sept. 8, 1994, crash of a USAir 737-300 near Pittsburgh.

The cause of both crashes remains unsolved, despite years of investigative work and testing conducted primarily by Boeing and its suppliers, with safety-board oversight.

Hall said he wanted to assure the flying public of the safety board's "total and objective commitment to finding the cause" of the two accidents. He said the panel would take as long as needed to do the work.

The panel's members are David Horn, Air Force crash investigator and reliability analyst; Warner Koch, hydraulics expert from the Federal Aviation Administration; Ralph Vick, Moog Aircraft Group; K. …

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