Latest National Transportation Safety Board News

NTSB to discuss cause of fiery Ohio freight train wreck, recommend ways to avert future derailments

Jun. 25, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Residents of an eastern Ohio village will learn more about the fiery wreck of a Norfolk Southern freight train last year that derailed their lives as another hearing gets underway Tuesday in their hometown, with the National Transportation Safety Board set to discuss...

Dali cargo ship leaves Baltimore for Virginia, nearly 3 months after bridge collapse

Jun. 24, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

The cargo ship Dali headed out of Baltimore for Virginia on Monday, nearly three months after it lost power and crashed into one of the Francis Scott Key bridge’s supporting columns and caused the bridge to collapse. The 984-foot Dali started moving shortly before 8:30 a.m. with...

Railroads must provide details of hazardous cargo immediately after a derailment under new rule

Jun. 24, 2024 17:10 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new federal rule finalized Monday aims to ensure first responders can find out what hazardous chemicals are on a train almost immediately after a derailment so they can respond appropriately. Too often in past disasters like last year's fiery Norfolk Southern...

Norfolk Southern said ahead of the NTSB hearing that railroads will examine vent and burn decisions

Jun. 21, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

Days before the National Transportation Safety Board is set to explain why first responders were wrong to blow open five tank cars and burn the toxic chemical inside after the East Palestine derailment, Norfolk Southern said Friday it plans to lead an industrywide effort to improve the way those...

Could a cockpit warning system prevent close calls between planes at US airports?

Jun. 13, 2024 18:00 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — As a Delta Air Lines jet began roaring down a runway, an air traffic controller at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport suddenly blurted out an expletive, then ordered the pilots to stop their takeoff roll. The controller saw an American Airlines plane...

Report says unsecured tanker hatch spilled out gas in crash that destroyed I-95 bridge in Philly

Jun. 13, 2024 15:48 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gasoline spilled out from an unsecured hatch on the top of the gasoline delivery tanker that overturned and ignited beneath an Interstate 95 bridge in Philadelphia a year ago, according to new details from federal investigators. Video evidence obtained by...

4 hospitalized after small plane crashes in suburban Denver yard after trying to land on street

Jun. 10, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Four people were hospitalized in serious to critical condition after a small plane crashed into the front yard of a suburban Denver home after trying to land in the street, authorities said. The plane burst into flames after crashing, and the injuries to the plane's...

Hot air balloon struck Indiana power lines, burning 3 people in basket

Jun. 04, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

LOWELL, Ind. (AP) — A hot air balloon struck power lines before crashing to the ground over the weekend in northwestern Indiana, injuring the pilot and the two passengers, officials said Tuesday. The balloon contacted the power lines Sunday evening in Hebron, Indiana, about 56...

Federal agency takes control of investigation of fiery train derailment in New Mexico

May. 16, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

MANUELITO, N.M. (AP) — The Federal Railroad Administration is now leading the investigation of last month’s fiery train derailment in New Mexico. National Transportation Safety Board officials said Thursday that the FRA will determine the probable cause of the April 26...

Cargo ship that caused Baltimore bridge collapse had power blackouts hours before leaving port

May. 14, 2024 19:22 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The cargo ship Dali experienced electrical blackouts about 10 hours before leaving the Port of Baltimore and yet again shortly before it slammed into the Francis Key Bridge and killed six construction workers, federal investigators said Tuesday, providing the most detailed...