NTSB Holds Meeting for Final Report of La. Motorcoach Accident Investigation

April 14, 2005

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public Board meeting on Tuesday, April 19, at 9:30 a.m., in its Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, DC.

One item is on the agenda:

Highway Accident Report – Motorcoach Run-Off-The-Road that occurred near Tallulah, Louisiana

On Oct. 13, 2003, a 1992 Neoplan USA Corporation 49 passenger motorcoach was traveling eastbound on Interstate 20 near Tallulah, La. As the motorcoach approached milepost 18, it drifted rightward from the travel lanes and on the shoulder, where it struck the rear of a 1988 Peterbilt tractor semitrailer, which was stopped on the shoulder at milepost 167.9.

Eight of the 14 passengers on board sustained fatal injuries. The motorcoach driver and six passengers received serious injuries. The Peterbilt driver was not injured.

The public may also view the Board meeting via a live or archived webcast by accessing a link under “News & Events” on the NTSB home page at www.ntsb.gov.

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