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General aviation crashes, fatalities down last year, NTSB reports

Accidents and fatalities in general aviation declined in 2015, according to new statistics released by the National Transportation Safety Board. There were 1,209 general aviation accidents last year and 376 … Click to Continue »

NTSB Study Digs Into Safety of U.S. Coast Guard’s Vessel Traffic Service System

A safety study released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board details 14 conclusions and 21 recommendations aimed at further reducing the risk of collisions, allisions, and groundings involving vessels operating within U.S. Show More Summary

CP Welcomes Results of TSB Safety Summit, Calls for Meaningful Change Regarding On-Board Recordings

Canadian Pacific (CP) welcomed the recent release of the full proceedings from the Transportation Safety Board's (TSB) recent Transportation Safety Summit and urges government officials to take action on Locomotive Video and Voice Recorders.

Investigators Mad They’re the Bad Guys in Sully

Every story needs an antagonist, and since geese don't quite have the personality for it, Clint Eastwood's Sully was forced to look elsewhere. The film lands on the National Transportation Safety Board investigators who questioned Captain Chesley Sullenberger after the "Miracle on the Hudson" crash-landing. According to the AP, they're ... More »

Why Crash Investigators Are A Little Annoyed By Sully

Robert Benzon, a veteran of the National Transportation Safety Board who actually investigated the Miracle on the Hudson, was asked about the portrayal of the NTSB in Clint Eastwood's movie, Sully, as villains -- though, mild villains, by all accounts of people who have seen the film...

NTSB Chair: Self-driving Cars will Need Human Copilots

MIT Technology Review reports  Christopher Hart, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, says his agency’s experience investigating accidents involving autopilot systems used in trains and planes suggests that humans can’t be fully removed from control. Show More Summary

TWA 800: My Improbable Lunch with the Chairman of the NTSB

If you had told me on the morning of July 7 that I would have lunch on July 8 with the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, I would have likely countered with tales of flying pigs or Hamlet-writing monkeys. I knew the odds.  In 2013-14, the TWA 800 Project Team made a systematic […]

Cargo ship captain ordered crew to leave before fatal sinking: NTSB

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The captain of the doomed El Faro cargo ship sounded an alarm for his crew to abandon the vessel shortly before it sank last fall in a hurricane near the Bahamas, killing all 33 onboard, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday. Twenty-six hours of newly recovered audio,...

NTSB: 26 Hours of Information Recovered from El Faro’s VDR

The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that will be convening a voyage data recorder group to help develop a detailed transcript of the sounds and discernible words captured on the El Faro’s bridge audio, following the recovery and audition of the ship’s VDR. Show More Summary

26 Hours of Information Recovered from El Faro's VDR

A group led by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has gathered information from the recovered voyage data recorder (VDR) of sunken cargo ship

The Top 8 Reasons Ships Sank, Spilled Oil And Exploded In 2015

Yesterday the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released Safer Seas Digest a “one-stop shop” for mariners and others to review concise summaries of a year’s accident investigations. The digest also includes the NTSB’s Top...Show More Summary

NTSB Recovers Voyage Data Recorder from Sunken Cargo Ship El Faro

The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday it has recovered the cargo ship El Faro's voyage data recorder.

Mission to Recover El Faro’s Voyage Data Recorder to Launch from Virginia

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The National Transportation Safety Board’s delayed third mission to the wreckage of the El Faro was scheduled to launch Friday with investigators hoping to retrieve the sunken cargo ship’s voyage data recorder. The Military Sealift Command’s...Show More Summary

New Mission Set to Retrieve El Faro's VDR

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will launch its third mission to the wreckage of the El Faro on Friday from Virginia Beach, Virginia. The mission’s

NTSB looks for clues in Texas balloon crash that killed at least 16

Local emergency crews maintained their vigil on the east side of a wheat field Sunday morning, waiting for investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board to arrive at the scene of a hot-air balloon crash that claimed at least 16 lives, the worst such disaster in U.S. history. The NTSB...

Hot air balloon carrying 16 people crashes near Austin, Texas

The hot air balloon crash happened around 7:40 a.m. local time, and the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the scene. Continue reading ? The post Hot air balloon carrying 16 people crashes near Austin, Texas appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Tesla autopilot driver 'was speeding moments' before death – prelim report

Turns out a simple thing could have saved his life The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its preliminary report into the Tesla crash that killed Joshua Brown, a 40-year-old Ohio man who was using the car's Autopilot function at the time of his death.…

Driver in Fatal Tesla Crash was Speeding While on Autopilot: NHTSA

The National Transportation Safety Board didn’t assign any blame in its initial report into the fatal May 7 crash of a Tesla Model S, but did confirm new details. The agency claims Joshua Brown’s vehicle was in Autopilot mode at theShow More Summary

Speeding didn’t cause the fatal Tesla Autopilot crash

An Autopiloted Tesla that fatally crashed in Florida in May was being driven at 74 in a 65 zone, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board. The crash has caused all sorts of debates, with some parties...Show More Summary

Photo shows mangled Tesla from fatal crash; NTSB says car was on Autopilot and speeding

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report and photo concerning the first known fatality of a Tesla car using Autopilot. And it’s pretty gruesome. Earlier reports had stated the a Model S struck a big rig while traveling on a divided highway in central Florida, and...

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