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.
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...
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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.
Oregon roads see a 13 percent increase in fatal crashes
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The number of people killed in fatal crashes in Oregon has gone up by 13 percent from last year.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Thursday that the total number of deaths on city streets, freeways and county highways was driven up this summer by one of the deadliest crashes in recent state history.
Pilot injured after crash-landing at airport near Salem
INDEPENDENCE, Ore. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating a plane crash at the Independence State Airport that left the pilot with minor injuries.
Agency seeks anti-lock brakes on all new US road motorcycles
DETROIT (AP) — A federal safety agency is recommending that all new motorcycles built for road use in the U.S. have anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control as standard equipment.
The National Transportation Safety Board voted 5-0 on Tuesday to make the recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has authority to impose regulations.
NTSB says plane flew 200 feet over another in Philadelphia
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators say a small plane that was aiming to land on a taxiway instead of the runway came within about 200 feet of striking another plane on the ground in Philadelphia.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued a preliminary report Thursday on the Aug. 10 incident at Philadelphia International Airport.
Report: Failing fuel pump caused deadly helicopter crash
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a deadly helicopter crash in Tennessee two years ago had been caused by a failing fuel pump.
News outlets cite the board's final report as saying the wear on the pump was enough to stop fuel from getting to the engine. It says the wear was likely accelerated by incorrectly sized part that may have allowed grease to escape the pump.
Design flaw in state-issued IDs may cause issues at airport
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah residents without a star on their state-issued driver's licenses may soon be turned away by airport security.
The Department of Homeland Security requires Utah drivers' licenses to have a little gold star on the top right corner, the Deseret News reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More than a year after a train slammed into a bus stuck on a railroad crossing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and killed four Texas tourists, investigators report that local officials and the railroad, CSX Corp., were well aware the crossing was a trouble spot, but the information does not appear to have been reflected in the GPS mapping program the bus driver used.
Investigator: Pilot hit power lines, canyon before crash
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board says a California pilot hit power lines and smashed his aircraft into a canyon before he came crashing down into the Colorado River.
Air Safety Investigator Aaron Sauer said Thursday that 59-year-old Guy Buchanan was on his way home from Wisconsin when his fixed wing, experimental plane flew into power lines that criss-cross the canyon on Tuesday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal safety investigators on Tuesday questioned transportation officials about last year's Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle that killed three people and injured dozens, focusing some questions on the curve where the train derailed.
The Amtrak train was recorded at 78 mph (125 kph) as it rounded a curve in a 30-mph (48 kph) zone, and plunged off a highway overpass near DuPont and onto busy Interstate 5.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal investigators on Tuesday grilled train company executives about a deadly South Carolina crash that happened earlier this year, asking officials with the company that owns the tracks about changes within the company in the months leading up to the crash.
Death Toll in VA Helicopter Crash Rises to Two
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A midair collision Wednesday sent a small airplane plummeting into Alaska's Susitna River, killing a person on board.
The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed one fatality in the crash north of Anchorage, Alaska. The pilot of the second airplane made a safe emergency landing at an Anchorage airport.
Clint Johnson, chief of the NTSB Alaska regional office, said multiple callers contacted Alaska State Troopers after the collision shortly after noon.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Rapid City school district is considering retrofitting its fleet of buses with seat belts at a cost of up to $1 million.
A federal panel and the National Transportation Safety Board recommended last week that all buses should be equipped with lap and shoulder seat belts. The guidance comes days after a school bus collision in New Jersey that killed a student and a teacher.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal transportation panel on Tuesday recommended to states that all new large school buses be equipped with both lap and shoulder seatbelts, which the board chairman called a "tried and true" safety protection.
The National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates transportation disasters, approved the recommendation Tuesday in Washington. The board also recommended requiring collision-avoidance systems and automatic emergency brakes on new school buses.
PARKER, Colo. (AP) — Federal transportation safety officials have started an investigation into a small airplane crash that killed the pilot and left the engine lodged in a home southeast of Denver.
National Transportation Safety Board officials said Saturday a preliminary report on Friday night's crash in Douglas County is expected to be released next week.
The Federal Aviation Administration reports the only person aboard was the pilot, who has not been identified.
HAZELHURST, Wis. (AP) — A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board says a medical helicopter that crashed in northern Wisconsin had been inspected the day before.
Three crew members died when the helicopter crashed on April 26 in Hazelhurst. The NTSB released its preliminary report this week. The report does not determine what caused the crash.
LINDSBORG, Kan. (AP) — "Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet has combined forces with a popular tweeting Kansas trooper to promote seat belt safety.
Stonestreet made a four-minute video with Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner. With almost 55,000 twitter followers, Gardner is better known as @TrooperBenKHP . The video was part of a welcome to the Kansas Teen Transportation Safety Conference.
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the wreck of a plane that crashed into the side of Klahhane Ridge in the Olympic Mountains.
Safety of medical helicopters draws scrutiny after crash
The safety of helicopter ambulances is under scrutiny after three crew members were killed in a crash in a wooded area of northern Wisconsin this week.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, and the cause of the crash Thursday is not yet known. However, the conditions — late at night in a remote rural area — make it "the classic case" of a crash involving a medical helicopter, said Kevin Durkin, an aviation lawyer in Chicago.
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.