NTSB seeks new seat belt requirements for limos after crash
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal inspectors recommended stricter regulations Wednesday for safety belts and passenger seats in new vehicles stretched into limousines, saying tighter standards might...
Safety board: Boeing should reconsider pilots’ response time
Pilots flying the two Boeing 737 Max jets that crashed in the past year were bombarded by multiple warnings that the flights were going dangerously wrong.
NTSB: California should fix highway safety barriers faster
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fatal crash of a Tesla in Autopilot mode prompted federal safety regulators to recommend Monday that California transportation officials move faster to repair highway...
Maine to consider fitness standards for school bus drivers
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine is considering new physical fitness requirements for school bus drivers.
Officials are considering the new standards along with other new safety...
Report: Crop duster hit power lines, tree before fatal crash
SUMNER, Iowa (AP) — A preliminary report from federal aviation safety officials says a crop duster involved in a fatal crash in northeastern Iowa hit power lines before going down on Aug....
NTSB report relays accounts of crash from witnesses
CHADRON, Neb. (AP) — A preliminary report from the federal aviation safety officials did not list a cause of a small plane crash in western Nebraska last week that killed three people.
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Federal investigators credit a pilot with safely evacuating passengers before flames consumed an Alaska commuter plane after it crashed, a report said.
Correction: Train Crash story
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In a story July 23 about the cause of a February 2018 deadly Amtrak crash in South Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously that National Transportation Safety...
Feds: 2 skydivers joined doomed Hawaii flight at last minute
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says two skydivers made a last-minute decision to board the Hawaii plane that crashed and killed 11 people last month.
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Safety officials in the U.S. and Canada are looking into a multi-car train derailment in an international tunnel connecting Michigan's Port Huron to Sarnia,...
Safety agency calls for tighter skydiving flight rules
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday called on the Federal Aviation Administration to tighten its regulations governing parachute operations as Hawaii officials...
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash in Hawaii that killed 11 sky divers (all times local):
The National Transportation Safety Board says it will examine repair and...
Skydiving plane in Hawaii crash had scary 2016 mishap
HONOLULU (AP) — A skydiving plane that crashed in Hawaii, killing 11 people, was involved in a terrifying midair incident three years ago in Northern California that prompted the 14 skydivers...
NTSB cites low driver standards in fatal Iowa bush crash
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tougher standards for school bus drivers and a fire suppression system could have prevented the deaths in a 2017 school bus fire in western Iowa, federal safety investigators...
Schumer urges FAA to require data recorders in helicopters
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat called on the Federal Aviation Administration Sunday to heed warnings from federal safety investigators and require all helicopters be equipped with...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A famous airline pilot and a former safety regulator are among witnesses scheduled for a congressional hearing on the grounded Boeing 737 Max.
Alaska plane crash kills sole person on board
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Wasilla police say one person has died in a plane crash near the local airport.
Anchorage television station KTUU reports the crash occurred near the Wasilla airport...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln Public Schools will purchase 12 new school buses equipped with lap and shoulder seat belts following new recommendations from a federal safety agency.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state regulators have fined a Cincinnati-based charter school bus company $23,700 for safety violations.
SEATTLE (AP) — A 2017 deadly Amtrak train derailment in Washington state happened because the engineer lost track of where he was on the route and was going more than twice the speed limit when he...
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a National Transportation Safety Board meeting about a fatal Amtrak derailment south of Seattle (all times local):
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 41-year-old felon convicted of carrying a loaded gun in Alaska has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has not passed a new safety regulation that legislators say would fortify supervision of the hot-air balloon industry and help avoid fatal...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on charter plane traveling from Cuba to north Florida that ended up in a river at ends of runaway (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. House subcommittee has scheduled a May 15 hearing on the Boeing 737 Max airliner.
The Aviation Subcommittee of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will...
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal safety officials are investigating an American Airlines flight in which the plane tipped in a strong wind and a wingtip clipped a runway marker during takeoff last week...
ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A pilot tells the National Transportation Safety Board that a plane that crashed on March 29 in northeast Mississippi suddenly veered left.
1 killed, 2 injured in helicopter crash north of Houston
MONTGOMERY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say one person has been killed following a helicopter crash in a national forest north of Houston.
Indonesia safety board denies leaking Lion Air probe details
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's transportation safety board denied on Thursday that it leaked details from its probe into the crash of a Lion Air flight in October.
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...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Department of Public Health is recommending state lawmakers require everyone riding in a vehicle to wear a seatbelt.
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...
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...
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...
Nominations open for Virginia transportation safety awards
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Highway Safety Office is accepting nominations for awards given to people and organizations for efforts aimed at changing behaviors that lead to crashes, injuries and fatalities.
Thirteen different awards will be given, based on creativity, imagination, uniqueness, the impact on the community and the use of volunteers and private sector resources.
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.
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.
Mexico invites US experts to investigate helicopter crash
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has invited experts from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board to investigate a helicopter crash that killed the governor of the western state of Puebla and her husband.
Mexico's assistant transportation secretary says the invitation was made "to leave no doubts" about the Monday crash that killed opposition Gov. Martha Erika Alonso and her husband, ex-Gov. Rafael Moreno Valle.
Report faults safety failures, defects in Lion Air crash
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Pilots fought against an automated system that pitched a Boeing jetliner's nose down repeatedly because of a faulty sensor until they finally lost control and plunged into the Java Sea last month, Indonesian investigators said Wednesday.
At a news conference, safety officials said they were still struggling to understand why the plane crashed, killing all 189 people on board.
Boeing plane crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A crucial sensor was replaced on a Lion Air jet the day before it plunged into the Java Sea, and that sensor replacement may have exacerbated other problems with the...
The Latest: Helicopter crashed 5 to 10 minutes after takeoff
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a Texas helicopter crash that killed three people (all times local):
A federal official says a helicopter carrying a young couple who were married just hours earlier crashed into a rocky hillside five to 10 minutes after takeoff from a Texas ranch.
Safety officials want faster reporting of aviation incidents
Safety officials say a near collision of airliners in San Francisco last year was a few feet from becoming the worst crash in aviation history and underscores the need for faster reporting of dangerous incidents before evidence is lost.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued a final report Thursday on the incident in which an Air Canada jet nearly crashed into planes lined up on the ground at San Francisco International Airport.
APNewsBreak: 298 die in rail crashes system could’ve stopped
Nearly 300 people have died in train crashes that could have been prevented if railroads across the U.S. implemented critical speed-control technology that federal safety investigators have been pushing for close to five decades, according to rail crash data obtained by The Associated Press.
But despite overwhelming evidence it could save lives, Congress extended the deadlines for railroads to implement so-called positive train control for years.