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Fatal crash of Tesla Model S in autopilot prompts 'preliminary evaluation' by federal officials

23 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

The National Highway Transportation Safety Board is opening a preliminary evaluation into Tesla’s autopilot feature, after the fatal crash of a Model S that was in self-driving mode, the electric automaker said Thursday. According to a blog post from Tesla Motors Inc., the car was on a unnamed,...

NTSB chief sees deadly transition to life-saving driverless cars

National Transportation Safety Board chair Christopher Hart said moving toward more automation is vital but difficult.

El Faro VDR Recovery Mission Postponed

The National Transportation Safety Board has postponed the launch of the mission to recover the voyage data recorder from the cargo ship El Faro as it awaits the resources needed for the mission to become available. The NTSB said inShow More Summary

FAA Emergency Revokes Pilot's License For Flying 7 Pound Drone. But Was FAA's Revocation Legal?

A precedent-setting FAA enforcement case is being fought beforea National Transportation Safety Board administrative law judge over the emergency revocation of private pilotRalph Rebayafor his allegedly improper commercialoperation ofa7 pound drone. Until the FAA's newly announced small UAS rules go into effect in August,a commercial drone operatoris required to hold [...]

The Latest: Third attempt to land plane in Texas was halted

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the small plane crash in Houston (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A National Transportation Safety Board investigator says the pilot of a plane that crashed into a car near a Houston airport halted a third attempt to land just before the aircraft plummeted to the ground. NTSB investigator Tom […]

US safety agency studying Michigan bike crash that killed 5

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Federal safety investigators are taking a rare look at a crash that killed five bicyclists in southwestern Michigan. Eric Weiss, a spokesman at the National Transportation Safety Board, says investigators were at the scene Thursday. He says the NTSB’s highway safety staff could make recommendations to prevent a similar tragedy. Weiss […]

Ice caused deadly Gaithersburg crash

The National Transportation Safety Board found the pilot in a fiery Gaithersburg plane crash that killed six did not respond to ice building on the wings of his jet.

Investigators Set Mission to Recover El Faro’s VDR

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it is set to launch a mission to recover the voyage data recorder (VDR) of sunken cargo ship El Faro.   The VDR, belonging to U.

Mission to Recover El Faro’s VDR to Launch in July

The National Transportation Safety Board next will launch the mission to recover El Faro’s voyage data recorder located in about 15,000 feet of water near the Bahamas early next month, investigators announced Monday.  The VDR of the U.S. Show More Summary

Investigators Probe into Houston Ship Collision

NTSB to meet to consider collision Houston Ship Channel collision The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it will meet June 7 to determine the probable cause of the March 9,

US NTSB Offers Help EgyptAir Missing Plane Investigation

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is prepared to help Egypt investigate an EgyptAir passenger missing flight.

Blame the railroad industry and lobbyists, not the Amtrak engineer

I heard the headline from CBS News on my car radio: “NTSB to cite operator error in deadly Amtrak derailment.” The news story came on the eve of the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB)  public hearing regarding the May 2015 disaster outside of Philadelphia. The derailment killed eight passengers and injured 200 others. The subsequent…

NTSB: Amtrak engineer distracted in fatal crash

The National Transportation Safety Board announced the results of its year-long investigation into the Amtrak wreck that killed eight people and injured 159 in Philadelphia in 2015.

Investigators Blame Distracted Amtrak Engineer For Fatal Derailment

At a National Transportation Safety Board hearing today, federal investigators reported the findings of their year-long investigation into last year's fatal Amtrak derailment, in which Northeast Regional Train No. 188 bound for New York City from Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Investigators: Amtrak Engineer May Have Lost Sense Of Place Before Deadly Crash

last monthNews : The Two-Way

The National Transportation Safety Board said Brandon Bostian may have thought he was past a curve when he accelerated to 106 miles per hour. The derailment killed eight people.

Amtrak Engineer Distracted By Radio Before Deadly Derailment, NTSB Says

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The National Transportation Safety Board says the engineer of the speeding train that derailed last year, killing eight people, was distracted by radio transmissions, a source told NPR.

Amtrak Engineer Of Deadly Philadelphia Crash Was Distracted By Radio Traffic: Report

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded that the engineer of an Amtrak passenger train that crashed in Philadelphia in 2015 was distracted by radio traffic, NBC News reported on Monday, citing an...Show More Summary

Feds to probe South Texas bus crash that left 8 dead, 44 hurt

The National Transportation Safety Board says it is sending a team to investigate the wreck.

One Year After Fatal Amtrak Derailment, Still Waiting For Answers

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled a meeting next week to detail the probable cause of the accident, which killed 8 people and injured more than 200.

US Aims to Recover El Faro VDR in Next Few Months

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board hopes to recover the voyage data recorder from the cargo ship El Faro, which sank during a hurricane killing all 33 crew on board,

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