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Unsafe and Unnecessary Oil Trains Threaten 25 Million Americans

Back in 1991 the National Transportation Safety Board first identified oil trains as unsafe - the tank cars, specifically ones called DOT-111s, were too thin and punctured too easily, making transport of flammable liquids like oil unreasonably dangerous. Show More Summary

U.S. Coast Guard, NTSB Investigating Deadly Cruise Ship Fire

The U.S. Coast Guard has assembled a joint investigative team with the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate a deadly fire Thursday aboard Oceania Cruises 'Insignia' cruise ship in St. Lucia. The post U.S. Coast Guard, NTSB Investigating Deadly Cruise Ship Fire appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Cruise Ship Fire under Investigation

The U.S. Coast Guard assembled a joint investigative team with the National Transportation Safety Board and is sending four marine safety professionals from Coast Guard Sector San Juan,

Congress Moves Closer to Choosing NHTSA Chief

You probably haven't heard of Mark Rosekind, a former NASA member who's been on the National Transportation Safety Board since 2010. But he soon may head to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the country's top auto-safety agency. The Detroit...

NTSB: Battery Defect Cause of Boeing 787 Fire

Defects in design and certification were responsible for a lithium-ion battery fire on a parked Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Boston last January, according to the National Transportation Safety Board’s final report on the incident. The fire prompted an immediate grounding of Dreamliners by the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as by governments in Japan, India […]

Crash of two school buses in Tennessee under federal investigation

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A school bus crash in Knoxville, Tenn., that killed two students and one adult  Tuesday, is now the focus of an investigation that includes the National Transportation Safety Board.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fire Investigation Blames Pretty Much Everybody

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Wall Street Journal reports that on Monday the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officially released its report on the mysterious battery fires that grounded Boeing's 787 Dreamliner fleet last year. And while they didn't...Show More Summary

Boeing's Dreamliner batteries caught on fire for a few reasons

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Curious about what the official word regarding the Boeing Dreamliner's faulty battery is? Of course you are. The National Transportation Safety Board says that the reason for the non-fatal fire was due to "deficiencies in the design and certification...

Design Flaws Led To 2013 Lithium-ion Battery Fire In Boeing 787 - U.S. NTSB

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Monday that shortcomings in design and certification led to a 2013 fire in a lithium-ion battery on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Boston. The agency said the battery,...Show More Summary

Obama Nominates Rosekind To Top NHTSA Post

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may have finally found its new administrator. Autoblog reports President Barack Obama nominated National Transportation Safety Board member Mark Rosekind to the agency’s top post. Rosekind...Show More Summary

WELL, NHTSA HASN’T COVERED ITSELF WITH GLORY LATELY: Obama nominates Mark Rosekind for next NHTSA a…

WELL, NHTSA HASN’T COVERED ITSELF WITH GLORY LATELY: Obama nominates Mark Rosekind for next NHTSA administrator. “Rosekind has served the past four years as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, the independent government...Show More Summary

Flying your drone recklessly? The FAA can sue you, US safety board rules

last monthNews : The Raw Story

US aviation authorities are allowed to pursue small drone operators suspected of operating their radio-controlled devices in a reckless manner, a US government agency ruled Tuesday. The decision by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is the latest chapter in an ongoing legal battle...

Ruling Brings Drones Under FAA Regulation, Could Lead To Sweeping Bans

The FAA appealed to the National Transportation Safety Board to get the power to crack down on unmanned aircraft. A decision handed down by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today may have many drone aficionados poised to fly off the handle. Read Full Story

Transportation board overturns ruling that made small drones legal

You may want to hold off on prepping a drone to do aerial shots of your Thanksgiving party. The National Transportation Safety Board has just overturned (PDF) one of its judges' previous ruling for a case filed against Raphael Pirker, which...

FAA notches win in drone war

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can crack down on people who operate drones in a reckless or careless manner, the nation’s transportation safety board ruled today. The decision could give some drone operators pause, as it clarifies that the FAA has at least some authority...

Virgin Galactic pilot recounts how he survived being ejected at 50,000 feet

When Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed in late October, the company attributed the loss to an unidentified "serious anomaly." Now, thanks to the ongoing investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, we finally have a clearer picture...

SpaceShipTwo's Surviving Pilot Ejected Into -56C At 15,000m

Investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what went wrong in the tragic crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. While the National Transportation Safety Board has been looking into an issue with the braking system, the agency has released details from surviving pilot Peter Siebold about how he managed to escape the exploding spacecraft. More »      

SpaceShipTwo's Surviving Pilot Was Ejected at 50,000 Feet and -70 Degrees

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what went wrong in with the tragic crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. While the National Transportation Safety Board has been looking into an issue with the braking system, the agency has released details from surviving pilot Peter Siebold about how he managed to escape the exploding spacecraft. Read more...

Pilot in Virgin Galactic crash says he didn't know co-pilot unlocked controls early

The pilot who survived the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash wasn't aware that his co-pilot changed the ship's aerodynamic controls early, the National Transportation Safety Board reported Wednesday.

SpaceShipTwo's greatest mystery: How did the pilot survive?

There are many months of investigation ahead of the National Transportation Safety Board, as it tries to piece together the story of SpaceShipTwo's fatal crash in the Mojave desert last Friday. Based on evidence that the NTSB has already...Show More Summary

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