The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating a fatal crash in which a passenger jetliner struck a steel plate carrier vest, killing one person and injuring seven others, NTSB officials said Monday.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Security Administration (NSTA) are investigating the crash that occurred on a runway at San Francisco International Airport on Monday afternoon, the NTSB said in a statement.NTSBs preliminary report said the plane had a “high probability of impact with a passenger baggage container.”
The pilot of the Boeing 737-800 reported the aircraft lost power on takeoff and entered the aircraft field of view.
The pilot of a commercial airline reported that a large section of the cargo carrier vest had been hit.
The NSTA said that the crash happened on a field of visibility of 15 feet and that the pilot reported that he had lost control and collided with a large portion of the belt and plate carrier, which were approximately 15 feet wide.
The NTSB investigation is still ongoing, the agency said.