Latest Transportation safety News

US group says 803 unbelted rear-seat passengers died in 2018

Nov. 18, 2019 12:06 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — More than 800 rear-seat passengers who weren’t wearing seat belts were killed last year in U.S. traffic crashes, and a highway safety group says states aren’t making enough progress in getting people to buckle up. The Governors Highway Safety Association says in a report...

Safety board says more people died in plane crashes in 2018

Nov. 14, 2019 5:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety officials say that 393 people died in U.S. civilian plane crashes last year, a 15% increase over the year before. All but a dozen of the deaths occurred in general aviation, which usually involves small private planes. However, the numbers include a woman killed after an...

NTSB: Coast Guard ignored duck boat safety proposals

Nov. 13, 2019 6:07 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal transportation safety investigators criticized the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday for ignoring suggestions over nearly two decades to improve tourist duck boats, changes they say might have prevented last year's Missouri accident that killed 17 people. The National Transportation...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Nov. 13, 2019 3:53 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Poor condition of many state dams should worry every Pennsylvanian The York Dispatch Nov. 13 Infrastructure isn’t the most scintillating topic. For most folks, it probably rates somewhere between researching tax deductions...

Safety officials probing records of work on Southwest jets

Nov. 11, 2019 5:58 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it will speed up inspections of dozens of used planes it bought from foreign airlines after federal regulators threatened to ground the jets because they might not meet all safety standards. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that Southwest agreed to...

Airline says false hijack alarm caused Dutch airport alert

Nov. 6, 2019 5:02 PM EST

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — An accidental hijack warning set off from the cockpit of a plane triggered a big security operation at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Wednesday night, a Spanish airline and Dutch military police said.  Air Europa said in a tweet that the scare that sent emergency services...

The Latest: Carrier: Security alert mistakenly triggered

Nov. 6, 2019 3:23 PM EST

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on a security alert at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A Spanish carrier says a security alert at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport began when a hijacking warning on a plane was accidentally set off. Air Europa said in a tweet Wednesday night...

Carrier says security alert at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport began when hijacking warning was accidentally set off

Nov. 6, 2019 3:13 PM EST
SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — Carrier says security alert at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport began when hijacking warning was accidentally set off.

Dutch military police say all passengers, crew safely off plane in security alert at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport

Nov. 6, 2019 2:43 PM EST
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch military police say all passengers, crew safely off plane in security alert at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

Agency: All states should require bicyclists to wear helmets

Nov. 5, 2019 6:08 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A government agency is recommending that all 50 states enact laws requiring bicyclists to wear helmets to stem an increase in bicycle deaths on U.S. roadways. The recommendation was among several issued by the National Transportation Safety Board after a hearing Tuesday on bicycle safety....