Latest National Transportation Safety Board News

Report: Plane U-turned before Tennessee crash that killed 2

Feb. 13, 2019 5:04 AM EST

SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. (AP) — A witness says he saw an airplane do a tight, low U-turn before it crashed in a Tennessee lake in January, killing the pilot and a passenger. According to a National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report, the witness said he initially thought the plane was doing...

NTSB: 'Sharp left turn' before fatal Ohio helicopter crash

Feb. 12, 2019 5:04 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio medical helicopter on its way to pick up a hospital patient made "a sharp left turn" before a crash that killed three people including the pilot last month, according to a preliminary federal report. The report released Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board said...

Federal preliminary report on limo crash offers no cause yet

Feb. 11, 2019 10:44 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board's probe of a fatal limousine crash in upstate New York has not yet identified a cause, according to a preliminary report released Monday, after weeks of wrangling between federal inspectors and a local prosecutor over access to physical evidence....

US officials to investigate San Francisco gas explosion

Feb. 8, 2019 1:28 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate a natural gas explosion in San Francisco that sent flames into the sky for hours and damaged five buildings, an official said Thursday. An eight-person team arrived in San Francisco on Thursday night to begin the lengthy process...

The Latest: Feds arrive to probe San Francisco gas blast

Feb. 8, 2019 1:08 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a natural gas explosion in San Francisco (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate a natural gas explosion on a San Francisco street that sent flames into the air, damaging five buildings and sending panicked residents into...

NTSB investigating worker death at Baltimore railyard

Feb. 7, 2019 5:23 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A railroad worker has been fatally injured in Baltimore, and federal investigators are trying to piece together how the deadly accident occurred. A Norfolk Southern worker was somehow killed amid the switching of cars early Thursday at the Bayview railyard in Maryland's biggest city,...

Police: Pilot in fatal California crash had fake records

Feb. 5, 2019 10:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man piloting a small plane that broke apart over a Southern California neighborhood had false credentials identifying him as a retired Chicago police officer, authorities said Tuesday. Antonio Pastini was killed when the twin-engine plane broke up shortly after takeoff and fell in...

Neighbors: Plane 'sounded like a missile' as it broke apart

Feb. 5, 2019 12:42 AM EST

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — A small plane shook homes and "sounded like a missile" as it broke apart and rained chunks of metal into a Southern California neighborhood, igniting a house fire that killed four people, witnesses said Monday. The pilot, a retired Chicago police officer living in Nevada, also...

The Latest: Expert confident cause of crash will be found

Feb. 4, 2019 8:42 PM EST

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a small airplane in a Southern California neighborhood (all times local): 4:45 p.m. An aviation expert says he's confident investigators will figure out why a twin-engine plane broke apart in the air over a Southern California neighborhood. John Cox, a...

Safety board highlights need for transportation improvements

Feb. 4, 2019 6:08 PM EST

Federal safety officials say they want a crackdown on impaired and distracted drivers, wider use of collision-avoidance technology in cars, and tougher regulations for operators of air tours and medical flights. The National Transportation Safety Board laid out a wish list Monday to improve safety on roads,...