Latest National Transportation Safety Board News

4 injured when airplane crashes short of Alaska airstrip

May. 25, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An aircraft crashed while attempting to land on a rural Alaska airstrip lined by trees, injuring all four people on board, officials said Wednesday. Three people seriously hurt in Tuesday's crash at Dry Bay airstrip were sent to hospitals in Anchorage. A...

Lawsuit filed over plane crash that killed 8 off of NC coast

May. 25, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

The families of four people — including three teens — who died in a February plane crash off the North Carolina coast are suing the companies that owned the plane and employed the pilot, who also died. The suit claims the pilot failed to properly fly the single-engine plane in weather...

Small plane has engine failure and goes down in Prescott

May. 22, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane went down shortly after takeoff from Prescott Regional Airport, but the pilot escaped injury. They say the pilot was the only person aboard the Cessna 172 when he reported engine failure around 9 a.m. Sunday and he put the...

NTSB: Train-truck collision sent woman through train window

May. 12, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

CLARENDON HILLS, Ill. (AP) — A woman who died when a commuter train collided with a semitrailer at a crossing in suburban Chicago was thrown through a train window by the force of the crash, the vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. A...

NTSB: Cause of helicopter crash in Gila Bend still uncertain

May. 12, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities investigating a fatal crash last month near Phoenix say the helicopter went into a near vertical descent for unclear reasons when it was about to land. The National Transportation Safety board issued its preliminary report Thursday in the April 15...

Commuter train passenger killed in crash with truck

May. 11, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

CLARENDON HILLS, Ill. (AP) — A passenger has been killed and two others hurt after a commuter train collided with a semi-trailer at a crossing in suburban Chicago. The Metra train's engineer and conductor also were injured in the crash about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Clarendon Hills,...

Hawaii helicopter crash that killed 7 was '100% preventable'

May. 10, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal investigators blamed a deadly 2019 helicopter crash in Hawaii on the pilot’s decision to keep flying into worsening weather, and in a report Tuesday they accused regulators of lax oversight of air tours that are popular among tourists to the islands. The...

NTSB: Pilot didn't clear ice before 2019 crash that killed 9

May. 08, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal investigators confirmed that the buildup of ice on the wings and other parts of the plane was a key factor in a 2019 crash that killed nine of 12 members of an Idaho family on board an overloaded small plane. The National Transportation Safety Board...

Crews search for pilot after small plane crashes off Georgia

May. 06, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Crews searched waters off the coast of Georgia on Friday for the pilot of a small plane that officials said crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. The National Transportation Safety Board released a statement saying it’s investigating what caused the Cirrus SR22...

US investigators fly to China to aid in plane crash probe

May. 05, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. accident investigators arrived in China on Saturday to help authorities look for clues into what caused last month’s crash of a Boeing jetliner with 132 people aboard. The seven-member team from the National Transportation Safety Board will participate in...