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Pilot Unfamiliarity Caused Fatal 2013 ‘Megan McB’ Sinking on Mississippi -NTSB

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released a Marine Accident Brief into the fatal 2013 sinking of the MV Megan McB towing vessel on the Mississippi River. The post Pilot Unfamiliarity Caused Fatal 2013 ‘Megan McB’ Sinking on Mississippi -NTSB appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Is the Pel-Air cover-up going to drag on forever?

It isn’t known when the  Transport Safety Board of Canada’s review of the how the ATSB handled its botched accident investigation into the 2009 Pel-Air crash will be released, but some sort of struggle to prevent it being made public has been going on behind the scenes for months. That crash, which seriously injured one [...]

A Brief History of Air Bags and The Future of Driverless Cars

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

"We've lost more Americans on the highways than we've lost in all the wars that we've ever fought," says Jim Hall, the former head of the National Transportation Safety Board in a new video from the New York Times. Read more...

National Transportation Safety Board calls for U.S. ban on distracted driving

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, is advocating the elimination of distractions while in a transportation vehicle. Citing disasters, sometimes fatal, that could have been avoided if the operator of their transport...Show More Summary

Lack of Sleep Is Ruled Factor in 2013 UPS Plane Crash

2 weeks 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

last monthNews : 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

Canada's TSB records rise in rail accidents involving dangerous goods during 2013

Canada's Transportation Safety Board (TSB) recorded 1,067 rail accidents in 2013, marking a 4% increase from 1,027 incidents in 2012.

Report Reveals Cost Cutting Measures At Heart Of Lac-Megantic Oil Train Disaster

Today the Transportation Safety Board of Canada ( TSB ) released its final report on the July 6th, 2013 train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. The report produced a strong reaction from Keith Stewart, Greenpeace Canada’s Climate and...Show More Summary

Crane Breaks Off Bulk Carrier, Falls into Cargo Hold [IMAGES]

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is investigating an incident this week involving the failure of a crane on board the bulk carrier Seapace while at the port of [...] The post Crane Breaks Off Bulk Carrier, Falls into Cargo Hold [IMAGES] appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Mass. announces winners to funny sign contest

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation on Thursday announced the winners of a contest to come up with humorous yet important driver safety messages for electronic highway message boards.

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.

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