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Planes in fatal San Diego crash made no attempt to avoid collision, witness says

A witness said the two planes that crashed midair over southern San Diego County, killing five people, took no apparent action to avoid each other, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board released Thursday.

Authorities Should Ground Any Commercial Drone Operations’ – Ex-NTSB Head

An ex-chairman of the US National Transportation Safety Board has lambasted the Federal Aviation Administration for not taking solid measures to prevent drone collisions with aircraft, the likelihood of which is increasing as drone sales grow.

US Airways landing accident at CLT

So, per the National Transportation Safety Board, this happened over the weekend: On August 15, 2015, at about 6:34 pm eastern daylight time, an Airbus A321, operated by [US Airways] as Flight 1851 inbound from Atlanta, reportedly encountered wind shear on final approach to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The airplane impacted runway approach lights […]

Driver fatigue cited as cause of crash that injured Tracy Morgan

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday blamed a fatigued Wal-Mart truck driver for a highway crash last year that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian.

NTSB: Harrison Ford's plane crash wasn't his fault

The National Transportation Safety Board has released the cause of a plane crash that left Harrison Ford severely injured. Ford was piloting a vintage airplane when it crashed near Santa Monica, California in March.        

Faulty carburetor likely led to Harrison Ford's plane crash, NTSB says

Harrison Ford's vintage plane likely crashed because of a carburetor problem that caused the engine to lose power after taking off from Santa Monica Airport, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursd...

Harrison Ford Crash -- Wasn't His Fault ... Troublesome Part to Blame

Harrison Ford's plane crash was caused by engine failure related to a loose part... the National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday.  In their report on the March 5 crash, the NTSB said the carburetor's main metering jet became…

Probe Reveals Why Harrison Ford’s Small Plane Crashed Back in March

An investigation into the crash of a small plane piloted by Harrison Ford concluded that the crash wasn’t the actor’s fault. reports that the National Transportation Safety Board determined that a loose part led to the plane’s engine failure....

MA: Dems Wary of Ex-MBTA Chief Beverly Scott's Next Stop

Aug. 01--Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey were decidedly lukewarm on the White House's nomination of controversial ex-MBTA chief Beverly Scott to the National Transportation Safety Board, saying they'll haveShow More Summary

Human error and inadequate training blamed for SpaceShipTwo crash

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the conclusions of its accident investigation into the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo last year over the Mojave Desert. According to the report, the accident...Show More Summary

Cause of fatal 2014 SpaceShipTwo crash determined by NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board releases its final report on the October 31 crash that killed one of two pilots on the test flight over the Mojave Desert.

Human Error Caused Virgin Galactic Crash, Investigators Say

last monthNews : The Two-Way

SpaceShipTwo broke apart during an October test flight because the co-pilot unlocked a section of the spaceship's tail too early, the National Transportation and Safety Board announced.

Federal officials examine probable cause of spaceship crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is considering what caused a Virgin Galactic spaceship to break apart over the Mojave Desert during a test flight 10 months ago, killing the co-pilot and seriously injuring the pilot. The agency scheduled a meeting Tuesday to consider the likely cause of the accident. Show More Summary

Dutch MH17 Crash Report to Give No Clue on Culprit

Mark Rosenker, a former chairman of the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), said that the on-site Dutch investigation into last July’s downing of a Malaysian airliner in war-torn eastern Ukraine was carried out under duress and was not as sophisticated as it should have been.

Testimony shows many at Metro were in a haze while train was stranded

The National Transportation Safety Board doesn’t hold trials. When its hearings are done, the chairman doesn’t stand and deliver a verdict, pronouncing a defendant guilty.In fact, there’s no defendant. But the court of public opinion is a bit different, and some judgments can be made in the case of Metro riders vs. the transit authority.Read full article >>

Dr. Gridlock: Bus drivers forced to ‘go’ on the bus because they don’t have access to restrooms, union says

When bus drivers don’t have access to restrooms while on duty, they often have no choice but to go on the bus, a top transit union leader told the National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday.“Urinating on a bus is something weShow More Summary

Dr. Gridlock: Viewers’ guide to NTSB hearings on Metro smoke incident

The National Transportation Safety Board hearings on the Jan. 12 incident that stranded a Yellow Line train near L’Enfant Plaza and left one rider dead are set to begin Tuesday.The two-day session will be held in the NTSB’s Board Room and Conference Center at 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW and is open to the public. Show More Summary

Cell phones distracting pilots as well as drivers

Distractions aren't just for drivers. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a warning to pilots last week that said the presence of technology, such as cell phones and tablets, in the cockpit could lead to mid-air collisions. Show More Summary

New York Building Explosion Caused by Con Ed

The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that a defective pipe joint installed by Consolidated Edison sparked a deadly natural gas explosion that toppled two New York City buildings last year, killing eight people and injuring dozens. Show More Summary

NTSB Report: Captain’s Decision, Lack of Communication Led to 2014 Collision and Oil Spill in Houston Ship Channel

3 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

A U.S. National Transportation Safety Board investigation into the March 2014 collision between a towing vessel with two barges and a bulk carrier on the Houston Ship Channel has determined that the towing vessel’s Captain attempted to cross the Channel ahead of the bulk carrier, impeding the passage of the vessel. Show More Summary

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