Latest National Transportation Safety Board News

Atlanta house fire kills 2 during gas leak in front yard

Dec. 04, 2022 12:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta house fire killed two people over the weekend and the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, the agency announced Sunday. The fire involved natural gas, according to a tweet from the NTSB, which investigates pipeline mishaps. ...

After Hawaii crash, NTSB calls for inspection of helicopters

Dec. 02, 2022 15:00 PM EST

Federal officials investigating a helicopter crash in Hawaii are urging U.S. and Canadian regulators to require immediate inspections of Bell helicopters that are commonly used by air tour operators, law enforcement and air ambulances. The National Transportation Safety Board call on...

NC co-pilot's death in fall from plane ruled accidental

Dec. 01, 2022 14:32 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The death of a pilot who fell from a small airplane in flight in North Carolina in July has been ruled an accident, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The autopsy states that the death of Charles Hew Crooks, 23, was likely the result of...

Report: No altitude advice before Dallas air show crash

Nov. 30, 2022 23:43 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Just before a midair collision that killed six at a Dallas air show, a group of historic fighter planes was told to fly ahead of a formation of bombers without any prior plan for coordinating altitude, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The report did not give a cause...

2 killed in small plane crash in Torrance

Nov. 30, 2022 18:19 PM EST

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed during a landing at a Los Angeles-area a airport on Wednesday, killing two people on board, authorities said. The single-engine Arion Lightning went down at about 11 a.m. as the pilot tried to land at Torrance Municipal...

Feds: Pilot spoke of plane issue before crash that killed 2

Nov. 30, 2022 13:17 PM EST

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Federal investigators say the pilot of a small experimental plane spoke of a problem with the aircraft shortly before it went down in a northeastern Pennsylvania farm last month, killing himself and another person. Authorities in Luzerne County said the...

Safety board recommends new measures for Alaska air tours

Nov. 29, 2022 19:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal accident investigators say the government should issue regulations to improve the safety of air tours in part of Alaska where seven sightseeing planes have crashed since 2007, killing 31 people. The National Transportation Safety Board said...

Safety agency: Wing broke before plane crash in Washington

Nov. 21, 2022 17:50 PM EST

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — A wing from a Cessna 208B broke away before the plane crashed Friday into a field northeast of Seattle, killing the four people on board, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Monday. The NTSB said the wreckage has been recovered and taken to a...

NTSB: Pilot reported engine trouble before fatal crash

Nov. 21, 2022 16:58 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A plane that crashed in North Carolina, killing two people from Illinois, was experiencing engine trouble, federal authorities said. The pilot reported the engine trouble to the tower at Smith Reynolds Airport on Saturday as he approached to land, Pete...

4 die outside Seattle after Alaska company's plane crashes

Nov. 19, 2022 19:05 PM EST

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — Four people were killed in a fiery plane crash Friday morning northeast of Seattle, authorities said Saturday. The single-engine Cessna 208B crashed in a field, the Federal Aviation Administration said, not too far from a small airport near Snohomish. The...