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Human Error Possible in Deadly ’15 Amtrak Crash, Documents Suggest

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Reports released by the National Transportation Safety Board found no problems with the train, tracks or signals. Full findings are due in a few months.

NTSB Releases Documents Related To Fatal Philadelphia Amtrak Derailment

   While the National Transportation Safety Board today released reams of documents related to the May 12 derailment of an Amtrak train outside of Philadelphia, the cause of the derailment, which claimed eight lives, is still unknown. Show More Summary

NTSB to release documents on deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia

A federal accident investigations board is set to release documents that could shed light on the cause of a fatal Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia last year. The National Transportation Safety Board has wrapped up its investigative phase into the crash that killed eight people and injured...

Federal agency to investigate fatal Greyhound bus crash in San Jose; victims identified

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate a Greyhound bus crash on Highway 101 in San Jose that left two passengers dead, authorities said. The crash, which occurred after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday just south of the northbound 101 connection with State Route 85, occurred when a Greyhound bus...

NTSB Most Wanted List Underlines Importance of SafeRail Congress

The recent release of the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) annual Most Wanted list has once again shone a spotlight upon rail safety in the US.

The Feds Still Want States To Lower Their Drunk Driving Limits

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The National Transportation Safety Board just released its Most Wanted list for 2016. In hopes to end the boozing and the cruising once and for all, the agency wants states to drop their drunk driving blood alcohol content limit from.08 to.05 or lower. Read more...

Feds want to lower drinking limit to 1 drink, ban even hands-free cell use

The National Transportation Safety Board wants more restrictions on driving. The agency released its “most wanted list” on Wednesday, a laundry list of policies it would like implemented nationally. The list includes recommendations to reduce the current 0.08 blood alcohol content limit and outlaw all cell phone use while driving, even hands-free technology… The National [...]

Safety Board’s List Of “Most Wanted” Improvements Targets Distracted, Tired Drivers

When you hear the words “most wanted,” the first thing to come to mind is probably a list of (alleged) criminals being sought by the authorities. But when the National Transportation Safety Board releases a “most wanted” list it takes on an entirely different meaning: a list of the top 10 transportation safety improvements on the roster for the new …

NTSB Issues 2016 Most Wanted Transportation Safety Improvements

The National Transportation Safety Board announced its top ten list of Most Wanted safety improvements for this year at a press conference this morning by Christopher Hart, the NTSB's chairman. The list covers all modes of transportation - rail, aviation, highway and marine. The list includes the following: Reduce fatigue-related accidents Promote [...]

NTSB: Round Lake pilot had cocaine in system during fatal Florida crash in 2014

A Chicago-area man had cocaine in his system when he was piloting a small plane that crashed two years ago in Florida, killing him and his daughter, a National Transportation Safety Board report has found. The NTSB said cocaine in the system of Jeffrey Bronken, of Round Lake, caused impairment...

Underwater Footage Provides Clues To The Sinking Of A Container Ship During Hurricane Joaquin

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The container ship El Faro was hauling cars, groceries and other products needed for daily life in Puerto Rico when it met its demise during Hurricane Joaquin, per CNN. Now the National Transportation Safety Board is searching the wreckage in hopes of locating any clue into the ship’s last moments. Read more...

NTSB Video Shows Sunken Cargo Ship ‘El Faro’ Resting On The Sea Floor [Video]

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a video which shows the final resting place of the El Faro – the cargo ship that sank during Hurricane Joaquin back in October. The video shows the doomed ship resting on the sea floor amidst mangled metal and debris strewn around across, ABC News reports. Show More Summary

First Photos and Video of El Faro Wreckage Released by NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board has released the first photos and video of the wreckage of the sunken El Faro as part of its investigation into the sinking of the American cargo ship near Bermuda in October. The U.S.-flagged...Show More Summary

NTSB Abandons Search for El Faro’s Missing Voyage Data Recorder

3 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The National Transportation Safety Board says it has completed its documentation of the wreck of the cargo ship El Faro and the associated debris field, but the vessel’s voyage data recorder (VDR) was not located. No further search missions for the VDR are planned, the NTSB said. “Over the years we’ve completed many investigations without the […] .

Search ends for data recorder of sunken cargo ship El Faro: official

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

U.S. authorities ended the search off the Bahamas for the missing voyage data recorder of the sunken cargo ship El Faro, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Monday. The El Faro sank in a hurricane off the Bahamas on Oct. Show More Summary

U.S. agencies say not invited to join Egypt probe into Russian plane crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Neither the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) nor the FBI have been invited to join the Egyptian-led investigation into the crash of a Russian airliner in the Sinai Peninsula late last month, officials at the two U.S. agencies said on Thursday.

El Faro’s Missing Bridge Found

3 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Searchers have located the missing bridge of the ill-fated cargo ship El Faro, but the search continues for the vessel’s voyage data recorder, the National Transportation Safety Board announced via Twitter on Thursday. A salvage team onboard the contracted U.S. Navy tug Apache has been using side-scan sonar in its search for missing bridge and VDR. The wreck […] .

US to Answer 'Technical Questions' About Russian Jet Crash

The US National Transportation Safety Board will answer only technical questions about the Russian airliner crash.

Egypt Ministry ‘Knows Nothing’ About US Experts Visiting A321 Crash Site

On Wednesday, the CNN broadcaster reported that Egypt had accepted an offer from the US National Transportation Safety Board to assist in the Metrojet crash investigation.

NTSB Issues Update on El Faro Investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board has contracted with the U.S. Navy to locate the El Faro, document the wreckage and debris field and recover the voyage data recorder (VDR).

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