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NTSB Reports on Safety Risks in Shared Waterways

The National Transportation Safety Board issued a report Thursday identifying the risks associated with the shared use of America’s Marine Transportation System by recreational and commercial vessels. The growth of both commercial and recreational…

PA: Amtrak Engineer in Fatal Crash Tested Positive for Marijuana, NTSB Says

The Amtrak engineer in a crash that killed two workers doing maintenance on a rail bed south of Philadelphia last year tested positive for marijuana, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report issued Thursday.

Chester, Pennsylvania Rail Accident Investigation Docket Opened

The National Transportation Safety Board Thursday opened the docket for its investigation of a 2016 Amtrak passenger train accident near Chester, Pennsylvania.

Inquiry Into Fatal Amtrak Crash Reveals Error in Communication

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Documents that are part of a continuing investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board also revealed the train’s operator tested positive for marijuana.

Federal safety agency is investigating an EVA Air flight that narrowly missed Mt. Wilson last month

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the flight of an EVA Air Boeing 777 that headed the wrong way after departing Los Angeles International Airport last month and narrowly missed crashing into Mt. Wilson. Keith Holloway, an NTSB spokesman, said Friday that the agency will...

NY: Atlantic Terminal LIRR Train Derailment: NTSB Investigation Will Take Days

The investigation into what caused the LIRR train to crash into the bumping block at Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal on Wednesday could take days, the National Transportation Safety Board said.

LIRR Passengers Say Brooklyn Crash Had Them Toppling Over 'Like Dominoes'

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating yesterday's Long Island Railroad crash in Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, which injured 106 people, though most of the injuries were minor. Riders on board the train told reporters it crashed right into a bumping block at the end of the tracks, sending passengers flying and toppling them over "like dominoes." [ more › ]

Our Maps Suck And They're Putting Lives At Risk, Feds Tell Tech Companies

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

If autonomous driving is going to succeed, those vehicles will need primo data to know how safely move from A to B. According to National Transportation Safety Board, there’s plenty of work to be done, and tech companies are reportedly slow-walking their response. Read more...

Apple working to integrate grade crossings in Maps after federal lobby

Citing a recent uptick in accidents at grade crossings, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on Monday issued a safety recommendation asking 11 technology and delivery companies, including Apple and Google, to integrate the locations of more than 200,000 such crossings into their respective digital mapping products.

Federal Safety Board Wants Map Apps to Include Grade Crossings

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

After investigating a crash for almost two years, the National Transportation Safety Board issued the recommendation to 14 companies, including Apple and Google.

NTSB finds Facebook drone crashed due to wind and software failure

An inquiry by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board following the crash of Facebook’s Aquila drone back in June had found that it did so due to wind and software failure. The maiden flight of the solar-powered Aquila drone, which...Show More Summary

Investigators Reveal Why Facebook's Internet Drone Crashed: Wind

We finally know exactly how Facebook's internet-beaming drone that CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to use to cure poverty crashed landed, prompting an investigation by the US National Transportation Safety Board. More »      

To prevent another crash, Facebook’s solar drone will get an airbrake

The right wing of Facebook’s solar-powered drone Aquila failed, causing a crash landing of its first test flight, according to a new report on the June incident from the National Transportation Safety Board. In response, Facebook says...Show More Summary

USCG Releases New Immersion Suit Survivability Data

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a transcript of the S.S. El Faro’s voyage data recorder (VDR), in addition to several other factual reports, to the docket for its investigation into the October 1, 2015, sinking of the vessel. Show More Summary

'Maybe I'm Just Being A Chicken Little'; Transcript Describes Ship's Final Hours

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a data recorder transcript from the cargo ship El Faro, which sank last year after it sailed into a hurricane. All 33 people on board died.

Scientists determine how much damage memory devices can take in mass transit accidents

While investigating mass transit accidents, especially in air travel, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials often rely on digital clues left behind in flash memories of any and all electronic devices—both personal and professional—at a crash site. Show More Summary

Scientists determine how much damage memory devices can take in mass transit accidents

(Binghamton University) National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials often rely on digital clues left behind in flash memories of any and all electronic devices at a crash site. With the physical forces and high-temperatureShow More Summary

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on School, Transit Bus Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report Wednesday for its ongoing investigation of the Nov. 1, 2016, Baltimore crash of a school bus and a transit bus.

Report says Metro knew of potential track danger ahead of July derailment

According to documents released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Dec. 1, Metro knew of Silver Line track flaws more than a year before it derailed in July and track inspectors falsified inspection reports for months.

NTSB to Release El Faro Transcript, Data

The National Transportation Safety Board will release a transcript from El Faro's final hours on Dec. 13.

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