ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Searchers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder and found other parts of an air ambulance that disappeared in Alaska with three people on board in January, the owners...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest recovery of black box recorder from missing Alaska plane (all times local):
The owner of an air ambulance that disappeared in Alaska with...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal investigators released nearly 100 documents Tuesday that detail last year's fatal accident between a trash truck and an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican...
MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have identified the pilot who was killed when the small plane he was flying crashed into a farm field in Ohio.
LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board says a pilot had no contact with air traffic control before his plane crashed near the Raleigh North...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Federal investigators Wednesday released a preliminary report involving a plane that crashed last month into the Red River, killing the pilot and his...
DALLAS (AP) — Aviation experts expressed doubt Wednesday that turbulence could have caused the deadly February crash of a cargo plane in Texas, suspecting human error or a massive malfunction as...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's State Highway Patrol has identified the pilot killed when a small plane crashed into a suburban Cincinnati house.
HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Much of the world, including the entire European Union, grounded the Boeing jetliner involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash or banned it from their airspace, leaving the...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The crew of a Learjet that crashed into office buildings near a New Jersey airport two years ago committed multiple mistakes during the 25-minute flight from Philadelphia,...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):
A team of U.S. aviation experts has arrived at the site where an Ethiopian Airlines...
HONOLULU (AP) — Wind, rain and darkness likely contributed to the helicopter crash that killed two people on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, according to a report by federal...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Opioid abuse by the pilot was among the likely causes of a fatal airplane crash in Nevada that killed the pilot and his two passengers, the National Transportation Safety Board...
DALLAS (AP) — A recording from the cockpit of a cargo plane that crashed into a Texas bay in February suggests the pilots lost control while preparing to land at a Houston airport.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — National Transportation Safety Board investigators arrived in Maine on Tuesday to determine why a United Express regional jet slid off a runway, injuring a pilot and...
ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — Authorities say they've recovered the flight data recorder from the cargo plane that crashed into a bay east of Houston a week ago.
NTSB: Plane struck power lines before deadly plunge
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a small plane that crashed last month in northern Indiana, killing its pilot, collided with power lines as it approached for...
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DETROIT (AP) — A second federal agency is dispatching investigators to a fatal crash involving a Tesla electric car that drove beneath a semitrailer that was crossing a Florida roadway.
MIAMI (AP) — A federal safety agency is sending a three-member team to investigate a fatal crash involving a Tesla electric car and a semitrailer that is strikingly similar to a 2016 crash...
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal crash involving a Tesla (all times local):
A federal safety agency is sending a three-member team to investigate a fatal...
NTSB: Excavation near pipeline tied to San Francisco fire
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A gas pipeline that exploded in flames in a San Francisco neighborhood earlier this month shows damage consistent with being ruptured by third-party excavators, the National...
Federal report says seatbelts lessened injuries in bus crash
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Transportation safety officials say the use of seatbelts in a school bus that was involved in a 2017 rollover crash in Helena probably prevented more serious injuries to the...
Feds blame home blast on faulty natural gas line connection
MILLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Federal investigators say a poorly installed natural gas connection is likely to blame for a gas explosion that killed a utility worker and destroyed two Pennsylvania...
Colorado plane lost radio contact before crash in Nevada
ELY, Nev. (AP) — Air traffic controllers lost contact with a small plane in bad weather before it crashed in eastern Nevada this month, killing a Colorado couple.
Sheriff: 2 bodies recovered from Texas plane crash site
ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — A southeast Texas sheriff said Sunday that two bodies have been recovered at the site where a Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed into a coastal bay. All three people aboard the...
NTSB says clam tank flooding likely caused fatal sinking
BOSTON (AP) — Federal investigators have determined that the likely cause of the sinking of fishing boat off the coast of Nantucket in 2017 that claimed the lives of two crewmembers was flooding...
Officials: Plane had fuel tank issues before fatal crash
METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a plane crashed into an apartment building in Massachusetts, killing a former mayor, had fuel tank issues months before the...
Pilot in deadly California house crash was warned of weather
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A preliminary federal report says the pilot whose plane broke up and crashed into a Southern California home was warned before takeoff that he was heading into bad...
Officials: Dropped thermos may have caused deadly bus crash
NEW YORK (AP) — A freak accident involving a dropped thermos might have caused a bus crash that killed three people in New York City, federal safety investigators said Thursday.
Pilots radioed for help before Florida crash
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Rutgers University professor and his teenage son radioed they had lost control of their plane just before it crashed off the Florida coast, killing them both.
Safety board makes recommendations after W.Va. tank car leak
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal safety board has issued five recommendations after a 2016 liquid chlorine leak from a railroad tank car that injured eight people in West Virginia.
The National Transportation Safety Board announced the recommendations Thursday after completing an investigation into the spill at the Eagle Natrium plant in New Martinsville. The board says the spill occurred in a 42-inch crack in a tank.
Report: Plane U-turned before Tennessee crash that killed 2
SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. (AP) — A witness says he saw an airplane do a tight, low U-turn before it crashed in a Tennessee lake in January, killing the pilot and a passenger.
NTSB: ‘Sharp left turn’ before fatal Ohio helicopter crash
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio medical helicopter on its way to pick up a hospital patient made "a sharp left turn" before a crash that killed three people including the pilot last month, according to a preliminary federal report.
The report released Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board said the Survival Flight helicopter, a Bell 407, made a turn to the right about 15 minutes after takeoff in suburban Columbus Jan. 29, followed by the left turn.
Federal preliminary report on limo crash offers no cause yet
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board's probe of a fatal limousine crash in upstate New York has not yet identified a cause, according to a preliminary report released Monday, after weeks of wrangling between federal inspectors and a local prosecutor over access to physical evidence.
NTSB probes how long it took to shut off gas after explosion
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal regulators investigating a natural gas explosion that damaged five San Francisco buildings will also look into how long it took to shut off the gas.
Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board visited the scene Friday and took several feet of pipeline to examine in the laboratory.
NTSB board member Jennifer Homendy says there's no indication a crime was committed.
US officials to investigate San Francisco gas explosion
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate a natural gas explosion in San Francisco that sent flames into the sky for hours and damaged five buildings, an official said Thursday.
An eight-person team arrived in San Francisco on Thursday night to begin the lengthy process of gathering evidence and trying to determine what happened, spokesman Eric Weiss said.
The Latest: Feds arrive to probe San Francisco gas blast
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a natural gas explosion in San Francisco (all times local):
The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate a natural gas explosion on a San Francisco street that sent flames into the air, damaging five buildings and sending panicked residents into the streets.
NTSB spokesman Eric Weiss says an eight-person team arrived at the scene Thursday night. Team members will be collecting evidence and trying to pin down what happened.
Safety investigators to probe San Francisco blast
NTSB investigating worker death at Baltimore railyard
BALTIMORE (AP) — A railroad worker has been fatally injured in Baltimore, and federal investigators are trying to piece together how the deadly accident occurred.
A Norfolk Southern worker was somehow killed amid the switching of cars early Thursday at the Bayview railyard in Maryland's biggest city, according to National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Keith Holloway. He says a team was sent to investigate the accident.
The worker's name has not been released while relatives are notified.
Neighbors: Plane ‘sounded like a missile’ as it broke apart
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — A small plane shook homes and "sounded like a missile" as it broke apart and rained chunks of metal into a Southern California neighborhood, igniting a house fire that killed four people, witnesses said Monday.
The pilot, a retired Chicago police officer living in Nevada, also died Sunday. Investigators were collecting pieces of the plane that fell into homes across about four blocks in Yorba Linda, a community southeast of Los Angeles.
The Latest: Expert confident cause of crash will be found
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a small airplane in a Southern California neighborhood (all times local):
An aviation expert says he's confident investigators will figure out why a twin-engine plane broke apart in the air over a Southern California neighborhood.
John Cox, a former accident investigator, said Monday that mid-air breakups typically leave telltale signs in the plane's metal.
Safety board highlights need for transportation improvements
Federal safety officials say they want a crackdown on impaired and distracted drivers, wider use of collision-avoidance technology in cars, and tougher regulations for operators of air tours and medical flights.
The National Transportation Safety Board laid out a wish list Monday to improve safety on roads, trains and in the sky.
Chairman Robert Sumwalt said the list was driven by data from accidents that the board investigates.
At least 1 killed in crash of small plane near Houston
HOUSTON (AP) — At least one person was killed when a small airplane crashed near a Houston-area residential development.
The crash happened about 4:15 p.m. Thursday in a wooded area about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Houston.
Peter Knutson, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, confirmed one fatality.
NTSB to investigate church van crash that killed 7
MIAMI (AP) — The federal agency responsible for investigating major crashes and accidents is sending an eight-member team to Florida to investigate a fiery crash that killed two semitrailer drivers and five children riding in a church van.
The National Transportation Safety Board announced the investigation Wednesday on Twitter. The post says the recent government shutdown prevented them from investigating sooner.
Federal investigators win access to limo in deadly crash
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — Federal investigators will finally be able to examine the stretch limousine in an October crash that killed 20 people, ending an increasingly testy impasse with local prosecutors over who has priority to probe the nation's deadliest transportation disaster in nearly a decade.
The Latest: NTSB gets access to crash limo under court deal
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the standoff between federal inspectors and a prosecutor over limousine in fatal crash (all times local):
Federal investigators will be able to perform a hands-on inspection of a limousine that crashed in New York state and killed 20 people within the next two weeks under a court agreement.
Shutdown halted crash probes, could cost critical evidence
DETROIT (AP) — The 35-day partial government shutdown stopped the National Transportation Safety Board from dispatching investigators to 22 accidents that killed 32 people, jeopardizing some perishable evidence, the agency said Monday.
The NTSB will start investigations, but with some crashes now weeks old, critical lost evidence "potentially could prevent determination of probable cause for the accidents," the agency said in a statement.
NTSB details impact of shutdown on delayed accident probes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety officials are returning to a backlog of accidents, some of them deadly, that investigators did not examine because they occurred during the partial government shutdown.
The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday that it didn't send investigators to 15 aviation accidents in which 21 people died, two highway accidents that killed seven, and two railroad accidents that left two more dead.
Work also stopped on more than 1,800 aviation-safety investigations.