HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Hearings on the safety of World War II-vintage
amphibious "duck" boats operated on sightseeing tours here and
around the U.S. will be held by the National Transportation Safety
Board, Dec. 8 and 9 in Memphis.
The hearings stem from the May 1, 1999, sinking of the Miss
Majestic on Lake Hamilton, outside Hot Springs, Ark. The accident
killed 13 passengers.
The boat had been operated by White and Yellow Duck Sightseeing
Tours, which has gone out of business.
Hot Springs-based National Park Duck Tour and Ducks in the Park,
both unrelated to White and Yellow, continue to operate Hot Springs
Both firms passed rigorous NTSB inspections, according to Judy
Roberts, president of National Park Duck Tour.