Tuesday, July 31, 2018

NTSB Release Table Rock Lake Duck Boat Accident Audio Transcript

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Friday the completion of the initial review of the digital video recorder system recovered from the DUKW “Stretch Boat 7” that sank July 19 near Branson, Missouri.  
The “Ride The Ducks” amphibious vehicle had 29 passengers and two crewmembers aboard for a tour when weather conditions deteriorated on Table Rock Lake.   One crewmember and 16 passengers died in the accident.
 
In this NTSB July 26, 2018, photo, the SD card is shown from the digital video recorder system onboard the amphibious DUKW "Stretch Boat 7" that sank July 19 near Branson, Missouri.  (NTSB Photo)
Recording media including an SD card and a removable hard drive from the vehicle’s digital video recorder camera system were recovered by divers before the duck boat was salvaged.
The digital video recorder media were immediately transferred to the NTSB laboratory in Washington.
The digital video recorder recorded five channels of video: four outward facing and one inward facing. Audio was also recorded.
The NTSB’s initial review of the recorder provides the following information which is preliminary and will be supplemented or corrected during the investigation. The times presented here are as-recorded by the DVR and have not yet been validated against local time. The information does not contain analysis. As such, no conclusions regarding the cause of the accident should be made from this preliminary information.
 
·       The audio quality varies widely throughout the recording, affecting the intelligibility of what is spoken.
·       About 18:27:08.          The captain and driver boarded the previously empty vehicle. The driver sat in the driver’s seat and the captain sat in the side-facing seat to the right of the driver. (The captain operates the duck on water and the driver operates duck on the road.)
·       About 18:28:00.          The crew was told to take the water portion of the tour first, by an individual who briefly stepped onto the rear of the vehicle.
·       About 18:29:13.          As the passengers were loading, the captain made a verbal reference to looking at the weather radar prior to the trip.
·       About 18:33:10.          The driver stated a passenger count of 29 and shortly after, the vehicle departed the terminal facility. The captain narrated the tour while the vehicle was in motion.
·       Starting about 18:50.  In the vicinity of the boat ramp, the captain began a safety briefing regarding the water portion of the tour. The briefing included the location of emergency exits as well as the location of the life jackets. The captain then demonstrated the use of a life jacket and pointed out the location of the life rings. The captain moved into the driver’s seat and the driver moved into the seat directly behind.
·       About 18:55:20.          The captain announced to the passengers that they would be entering the water. The boat entered the water. The water appeared calm at this time.
·       Between about 18:56:22 and 19:00:38.          The captain allowed four different children to sit in the driver’s seat, while he observed and assisted.
·       About 19:00:25. Whitecaps rapidly appeared on the water and winds increased.
·       About 19:00:42.          The captain returned to the driver’s seat. The driver lowered both the port and starboard clear plastic side curtains.
·       About 19:01:01.          The captain made a comment about the storm.
·       About 19:03:15.          The captain made a handheld radio call, the content of which is currently unintelligible.
·       About 19:04:15.          An electronic tone associated with the bilge alarm activated.
·       About 19:05:21.          The captain reached downward with his right hand and the bilge alarm ceases.
·       About 19:05:40.          The captain made a handheld radio call, the content of which is currently unintelligible.
·       In the final minutes of the recording. Water occasionally splashes inside the vehicle’s passenger compartment. (The low frame rate and relatively low resolution make it very difficult to be more precise in the preliminary review.)
·       About 19:07:26.          An electronic tone associated with the bilge alarm activated.
·       19:08:27.         The inward-facing recording ended, while the vehicle was still on the surface of the water.
An NTSB recorder group consisting of technical experts from the NTSB and parties to the investigation will convene at NTSB headquarters to begin validating the recorded data and developing a detailed transcript of the sequence of events.

22 comments:

Joshua Powell said...

Wow, I guess Klan cops must be too busy to post.

Anonymous said...

Posting here just before you get ready to start your shift of breaking into cars and houses Joshua Powell? Stay strong BLM fanboy!

Anonymous said...

Sherie Pearsall looks like a fatter Missy Eliot. Are you happy now, Joshua Powell?

Robert Preston

Joshua Powell said...

???I drive trucks for a living, in not even in charlotte now, 8:53

Joshua Powell said...

What's amazing to me is, with the comments I've read on here, how anyone can be surprised I used the term Klan cops. Oh... by the way blm was never our movement, its just another co-opted group funded by rich white men who want to control the public discorse of blacks in this country. You attempted to put me in with that group so you could marginalize my comment, no dice. Oops, ive probably confused most of the target audience of this blog by now.

Joshua Powell said...

I just love how cowards have to comment anonymously, when they come on here and disrespect command staff. With officers like these...CMPD dosent need enemies

Anonymous said...

don't feed the troll folks

Anonymous said...

Youre a nigger, Josh. I am gonna pull you out out Lake Norman someday, in a garbage bag.

Joshua Powell said...

Bring it bitch, ill be waiting...

Joshua Powell said...

Ill never hide my face or name from cowards like some of the posters here. Oh and by the way, 9:59 get used to me, I'm not going anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Could you imagine being Toddy Burk from Homicide? He got passed over for sgt promotion, for a boob that can't close a DV case. Could you imagine coming into work at 12am and working a homicide scene after that? Tough times are about to get tougher.

Oh yeah, Josh Powell..how did you find this secret page? This is for Charlotte employees and Charlotte media only.

Anonymous said...

Trolls rarely move along as they’re satisfied with surviving in their own misery.

How much does Soros hand out to supplement government assistance?

Anonymous said...

Created a fake profile and became a keyboard tough guy.

Most likely one of the Charlotte Uprising trannies.

Anonymous said...

THERE HAS BEEN A SHOOTING EVERY FUCKING DAY IN THIS CITY. WE NEED TO JACK UP THE RENT TO GET THESE SHIT DIRT PEOPLE OUT OF THIS CITY, ONCE AND FOR ALL! THEY HAVE ALL THE GUNS. THEY HAVE ALL THE DRUGS. THEY HAVE BEEN ATTACKING EVERYONE.

Joshua Powell said...

What's funny is I work hard for my money, and the only way some of you can attack me is to refer to me as a freeloader. Or like Robert Preston, you attack an major in your OWN department, to insult me. You think by attacking some random black person, I will become offended? I have said nothing here to defame or disrespect the CMPD, nor is it my intention to disrespect the hard working officers who make the city safe. I don't know Major Sherrie Pearsall nor am I a "blm fanboy". These are all racist stereotypes, that have no substance.

Anonymous said...

Hey boy, I have a question for you since you are so passionate about CMPD and know so much about us. (But you drive a truck and think it is hard work?)

If Mike Harris has failed as a supervisor in every position that he has held...why does he still have a job at CMPD as a commander? This dumb fuck has driven every group that he managed into a shallow grave. He stood by while his pass-around-junkie ate those charges and walked off the job like a quiter.

Joshua Powell said...

...How can I speak on internal cmpd politics if I'm not an officer. Oh, and I'm not your boy, cracker

Anonymous said...

Joshua, you’re initial comment was a very broad statement intending to incite a response.

Congratulations, you the battle of keyboard supremacy.

Anonymous said...

Hey my nigga 100 Joshua, whats up. What I'm tryna say is if Major Smathers kicks my boi Micah Ramsey of the investigations squad, then what they tryna say to my dude? Shit, Ramsey is a weirdo, but dude dont need to get played like he a straight up niggaboy. Who gonna get the 50Bs for these ladies, my dude Josh

Anonymous said...

I want to fight Joshua after my 42. 10-67 in a 10-54 truck.

Joshua Powell said...

6:16, 10-21?

Anonymous said...

Troll