Latest National Transportation Safety Board News

Justice Department seeks Tesla automated driving documents

Jan. 31, 2023 11:20 AM EST

The U.S. Justice Department has requested documents from Tesla related to its Autopilot and “Full Self-Driving” features, according to a regulatory filing. “To our knowledge no government agency in any ongoing investigation has concluded that any wrongdoing occurred,” Tesla...

6 dead after small bus, box truck crash in upstate New York

Jan. 29, 2023 10:06 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Federal and state authorities are investigating a crash involving a small bus and box truck in snowy conditions that killed six people in upstate New York near the Canadian border. The accident happened around 6 a.m. Saturday on Highway 37 in Louisville,...

NTSB posts its file on North Las Vegas crash that killed 9

Jan. 26, 2023 19:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal crash investigators have released reports and investigative material about a multi-vehicle wreck a year ago in North Las Vegas that killed a driver and his passenger in a speeding sports car and seven members of a family in a minivan. The National...

Study of Pittsburgh bridge collapse looking at leg fractures

Jan. 26, 2023 12:04 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Investigators looking into the collapse of a Pittsburgh bridge nearly one year ago are looking closely at damage to the legs of the structure, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. An agency update on the Jan, 28, 2022, failure of the Fern Hollow...

Plane found at bottom of Lake Mead after emergency landing

Jan. 15, 2023 13:01 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A small plane that was forced to make an emergency landing three months ago has been found at the bottom of Lake Mead near Boulder City, according to a newspaper. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that a local environmental consulting firm located the sunken...

NTSB: Cloud shot up in front of plane before turbulence

Jan. 13, 2023 19:24 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A cloud shot up vertically like a plume of smoke in a matter of seconds before a Hawaiian Airlines flight last month hit severe turbulence and 25 people on board were injured, according to a preliminary report Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The...

US official warns of risks posed by heavy electric vehicles

Jan. 11, 2023 15:48 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The head of the National Transportation Safety Board expressed concern Wednesday about the safety risks that heavy electric vehicles pose if they collide with lighter vehicles. The official, Jennifer Homendy, raised the issue in a speech in Washington to the...

NTSB: Truck hit rear of party bus in fatal crash in Virginia

Jan. 10, 2023 18:29 PM EST

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — When a tractor trailer struck the rear of a bus last month carrying more than 20 people in Virginia, the passenger compartment of the bus was destroyed and several passengers were ejected, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report Tuesday. ...

Feds reviewing Musk tweet about disabling driver monitoring

Jan. 09, 2023 12:39 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A tweet from Elon Musk indicating that Tesla might allow some owners who are testing a “Full Self-Driving” system to disable an alert that reminds them to keep their hands on the steering wheel has drawn attention from U.S. safety regulators. The National Highway...

Witness saw missing Hawaii Life Flight plane hit the water

Jan. 05, 2023 17:31 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A witness saw a medical transport plane that disappeared on a flight between Maui and the Big Island go into a spiraling descent and hit the ocean, according to a preliminary report released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The plane's wreckage...