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Human error and inadequate training blamed for SpaceShipTwo crash

3 days agoTechnology / 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

4 days agoNews : 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.

Lap Child's Death Spurs Canadian Accident Board's Call For Infant Safety Restraints

The just-released aircraft accident report on the tragic death of a six-month old baby in a runway overrun crash just days before Christmas 2012 has spurred the Transportation Safety Board of Canada - the equivalent of the US's NTSB - to call for mandatory age and size appropriate child restraint [...]

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

Canada’s TSB Deploys Team to Investigate St. Lawrence River Tug Sinkings

  The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has sent a team of investigators to probe Monday’s sinking of two tugboats on the Saint Lawrence River. The two tugboats, Lac Manitoba and LCM 131, sank within just a few hours of each other near Cornwall, Ontario. Show 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

2 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

Amtrak Engineer In Fatal Derailment Was Not Using His Phone, Says NTSB

An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that the Amtrak engineer at the controls of the train that derailed last month in Philadelphia could not have been using his cell phone at the time of the crash, The New York Times is reporting. Show More Summary

Amtrak Engineer Did Not Use Phone Before Train Crash

According to US National Transportation Safety Board’s, ongoing investigation into the Amtrak train derailment has found that the train’s engineer did not use his cellphone or access the locomotive’s WiFi while he was operating the ill-fated train.

Amtrak train engineer was not on cellphone, NTSB says

Authorities said the engineer driving the Amtrak train was not using his cellphone in the moments before the train derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people and injuring about 200 others.The National Transportation Safety boardShow More Summary

Philadelphia Amtrak Engineer Doesn't Appear to Have Been Using Phone Before Crash

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a press release which indicates that the engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on May 12 doesn't seem to have been distracted by his phone before the crash: The...Show More Summary

Amtrak Engineer Wasn’t Using Phone Before Crash

Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian does not appear to have been using his cellphone during last month's deadly Amtrak crash outside of Philadelphia. The latest investigation from the National Transportation Safety Board also shows he "did not access the train's Wi-Fi system while he was operating the locomotive." Bostian has not... More »

Amtrak Engineer Was Not Using Cell Phone During Philadelphia Crash: NTSB Report

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

The engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on May 12 was not using his cell phone at the time of the accident, according to an National Transportation Safety Board report released Wednesday. Officials conducted aShow More Summary

Amtrak Engineer Not on Phone at Time of Derailment, Investigators Find

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The National Transportation Safety Board has been looking at cellphone use as a possible factor in the train derailment that killed eight people last month.

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