Yesterday, a National Transportation Safety Board judge ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration could not fine anybody for using small, hobby-plane-sized commercial drones use because it hadn’t made any legally binding rules against them. Show More Summary
A National Transportation Safety Board Judge has dismissed a $10,000 fine levied by the Federal Aviation Administration against a man who used a drone to shoot a promotional video. Raphael Pirker was accused of reckless flying by the...Show More Summary
An Earth-shaking piece of news hit the drone community on Thursday night. A National Transportation Safety Board judge dismissed a fine that the Federal Aviation Administration had levied against the pilot of a commercial drone. The FAA has no legal authority over small aircraft, the judge said. Read more...
After the Federal Aviation Administration tried to levy a $10,000 fine against a drone operator, an administrative law judge with the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday overruled that fine, saying no law currently bans the commercial use of drones. Furthermore, this same judge—Judge Patrick G. Show More Summary
The Federal Aviation Administration may want to go through some rigorous testing before it allows commercial drone flights on a broader basis, but the National Transportation Safety Board isn't willing to wait that long. One of the Board's judges has...
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released its annual “Top 10 Most Wanted List” of Transportation Improvements for 2014. New
There doesn’t seem to be a timeline for tougher federal rules for cars used in oil-by-rail shipments, but a member of the National Transportation Safety Board told a House subcommittee hearing on rail safety today that the current cars...Show More Summary
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the probable cause of the sinking of tall ship 'Bounty' was the captain's reckless decision to
WASHINGTON — A deadly shipwreck during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 was likely the result of “reckless” decision-making on the part of the tall ship’s captain, an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board found. One crew member died, three were seriously injured and the ship’s...
A captain's "reckless decision to sail into the well-forecasted path of Hurricane Sandy" was the probable cause of the sinking of a ship off the North Carolina coast in October 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board said in an incident report released today.
The National Transportation Safety Board announced it will hold a public forum on cruise ship safety and oversight on March 25-26 in Washington. The forum, Cruise Ships: Examining Safety,
The National Transportation Safety Board says that BAE Systems knew about the poor condition of multiple mooring bollards at its Mobile shipyard prior to when the Carnival Triumph broke free from the companies Pier K in April 2013, causing almost $3 million in damage.
The US National Transportation Safety Board and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada yesterday issued recommendations for crude oil transportation by rail. They proposed that rail carriers develop spill-response plans and avoid highly populated areas. Show More Summary
The National Transportation Safety Board released preliminary information from its investigation into the recent landing of a Southwest Airlines 737 at the wrong airport in Missouri. The pilots indicated in interviews the bright lights and runway orientation led to confusion on …
The National Transportation Safety Board on Jan. 16 released its 2014 Most Wanted List, the top 10 advocacy and awareness priorities for the agency for 2014, which for the first time includes improving operational safety in rail mass transit.
Smoke without fire The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has announced a new investigation after the batteries in a Japanese Boeing 787 started smoking and partially melted.…
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York commuter train derailment that killed four people in December caused more than $9 million in damage, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday.
A preliminary report on last year's deadly train derailment in New York does not draw any conclusions about what caused the wreck. The National Transportation Safety Board issued the brief report... To view the full story, click the title link.
A Southwest Airlines jet landed at the wrong airport Sunday evening, and now federal investigators are looking for answers. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are working to find out how the incident occurred, per The New York Times. Show More Summary
The initial report from the National Transportation Safety Board is out regarding the explosive train derailment near Casselton. The full report is below, but here are a few facts: The derailment spilled roughly 400,000 gallons of oil. That’s about 12,698 barrels which is a little more than half the size of the Tesoro oil pipeline...