Boeing Statement on Mid-Air Collision Germany

GERMANY, July 02, 2002 - The people of Boeing offer condolences to those who have lost or injured loved ones in the Boeing 757 and Tupelov 154 mid-air collision that occurred over southern Germany July 2. Our thoughts are with you during this tragic time.

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing are sending a team of investigators to support German authorities.

The airplane, a 757-200 Package Freighter, line number 258, registration number A9C-DHL, was delivered to its original owner in October, 1990. It was powered by Rolls-Royce RB11-535E4 engines and had accumulated 38,084 hours and 11,090 landings.