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Lack of Sleep Is Ruled Factor in 2013 UPS Plane Crash

5 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

The National Transportation Safety Board also found other errors that contributed to a crash that is reopening a debate about fatigue for pilots hauling packages.

Feds Pushing States To Lower The Drunk Driving Threshold To 0.05 BAC

Having a glass of wine with dinner and thinking about driving? That might be a bit more of a gamble in the future, as the National Transportation Safety Board is lobbying states to reduce their thresholds for drunk driving from the national standard of 0.08 blood alcohol concentration to 0.05. Members of the board presented their case this week in … [More]

Five killed in single-engine plane crash in Colorado

Five people were killed in a single-engine plane crash near Denver on Sunday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Pilots' union, UPS barred from probe of 2013 U.S. crash

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

National Transportation Safety Board told United Parcel Service Inc and its pilots union on Monday that they can no longer take part in the investigation of a 2013 crash that killed two UPS pilots. The agency said in a statement that...Show More Summary

Seattle City Council Asks Feds to Ban Unsafe Oil Tanker Cars Immediately

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

NTSB PUNCTURED This is what happens to DOT-111 tanker cars in oil train derailments, the National Transportation Safety Board has been warning for decades. Last week, I told you about a map showing the "impact" areas of an oil train explosion in Seattle, in the event of a derailment. Show More Summary

Obama on MH17: ‘Too Early’ to Say if Plane was Intended Target of Missile

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

President Barack Obama said in a press conference Friday that the 298 people who died on MH17 is "an outrage of unspeakable proportions" and that members of the FBI and National Transportation Safety Board were sent to aid in the investigation.

Fox Guarding Henhouse: Oil-By-Rail Standards Led by American Petroleum Institute

“ How did it get missed for the last ten years?” That was the question Deborah Hersman, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board ( NTSB ), posed to a panel of industry representatives back in April about how the rail industry...Show More Summary

Wall St. Ferry Crash Spurs NTSB Safety Recommendations

The National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) investigation into the allision of passenger vessel Seastreak Wall Street with Pier 11, Lower Manhattan,

Federal agencies investigate fatal Lake Elsinore plane crash

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating a plane crash near Lake Elsinore that killed three people and started a small brush fire.

NTSB denies request to reopen TWA Flight 800 crash investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board will not reopen the 1996 crash investigation of Trans World Airlines Flight 800 despite a continuing fight to get the agency to consider whether a missile hit the plane, the agency announced Wednesday.

Takeaways from the NTSB Asiana 214 Report

Asiana Airlines flight 214 crash, a Boeing 777 – Photo: NTSB The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week released a synopsis of their final report on last year’s crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The report lists NTSB’s findings, identifies a probable cause, and makes 27 specific [...]

Protecting Your Right to a ‘Bon Voyage’

The National Transportation Safety Board’s Earl F. Weener responds to our March 2014 MarineNews BY THE NUMBERS feature, entitled “Passenger Vessel Safety Record Defies NTSB Hit List.

NTSB: Poor Decisions Led to Marseilles Dam Allision

3 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has issued a Marine Accident Brief into the April 2013 aliision of the Dale A. Heller tow with Illinois’ Marseilles Dam, which resulted in a costly repair of the dam and likely added to the...Show More Summary

NTSB: Too Much Technology, Too Little Training Caused Asiana Crash

3 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that the crash of Flight 214 last year in San Francisco was due to automated systems that the crew did not fully understand.

NTSB: Asiana Crash Caused by Pilot "Mismanagement"

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

The US National Transportation Safety Board announced Tuesday during a hearing that pilot "mismanagement" likely caused the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco last July. Mismanagement, according to the Board, includes the flight crew's over-reliance on "automated systems that they did not fully understand." Read more...

New Video Shows How Asiana 214 Crash Happened

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

From Flight Club: This morning, the National Transportation Safety Board released their findings compiled from flight data, voice recordings, and interviews for the 2013 crash of Asiana 214, a Boeing 777-200ER, which resulted in the loss of three lives. Read more...

Investigators eye aircraft controls in accident

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Increasingly complex automated aircraft controls designed to improve safety are instead creating new opportunities for error, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday at a hearing on the crash last year of Asiana Flight 214 in San Francisco.

NTSB Releases Asiana Airlines Crash Report

This story is developing… The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is meeting Tuesday morning to announce its findings in the investigation of the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Investigators are looking into the cause of...Show More Summary

Investigators eye pilots' actions in Asiana crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year after Asiana Flight 214 crashed while landing in San Francisco, the National Transportation Safety Board is meeting to determine what went wrong, who's to blame and how to prevent similar accidents.

When You Hear How Fast The Truck That Injured Tracy Morgan Was Going, It May Change Your Whole Opinion Of The Case!

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

We already knew the truck driver who crashed into Tracy Morgan hadn't gotten enough sleep. But was he breaking the law too?? According to the National Transportation Safety Board's new report on the accident, Wal-Mart trucker Kevin Roper was going well above the speed limit! Apparently the speed limit on that stretch of road was 45 mph due [...]

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