Latest National Transportation Safety Board News

Wreckage believed to be from 1997 plane crash found

Jul. 12, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities believe they have discovered the wreckage of a small plane that crashed more than 20 years ago in northern Michigan. The Mackinac County sheriff's office says national forest personnel found the wreckage Wednesday in the Hiawatha National Forest near St. Ignace in the...

The Latest: Pilot says he tried to avoid mountainous terrain

Jul. 11, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash in southeast Alaska (all times local): 2 p.m. The pilot of a small plane that crashed in Alaska says he tried unsuccessfully to avoid the mountainous terrain the plane hit. Clint Johnson is with the National Transportation Safety Board. He says an...

Investigators grill train company about deadly crash in SC

Jul. 10, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal investigators on Tuesday grilled train company executives about a deadly South Carolina crash that happened earlier this year, asking officials with the company that owns the tracks about changes within the company in the months leading up to the crash. For several hours,...

Officials recover body of helicopter pilot from deadly crash

Jul. 9, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of the pilot of a small helicopter that crashed into a Virginia apartment building and killed a resident, the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday. Investigators are still working to identify the pilot of the Robinson R44, said NTSB...

NTSB: Damage during installation led to oil pipeline crack

Jul. 5, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a fatigue crack caused last year's rupture of the Keystone oil pipeline in South Dakota. The NTSB said in a report released Thursday that the crack likely originated from mechanical damage to the pipe exterior caused by a metal-tracked...

Feds: Tesla traveling 116 mph before crash that killed 2

Jun. 26, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Tesla Model S electric car that crashed and burned last month in Florida, killing two teenagers, was traveling 116 miles per hour three seconds before impact and only slowed to 86 mpg as the air bags were inflated, according to federal investigators. The National Transportation Safety...

Police: 2 dead, 1 hurt in small plane crash in Detroit

Jun. 25, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a small plane crash in a Detroit neighborhood that killed the pilot and one of his two passengers. Air safety investigator Andrew Todd Fox said Monday that no conclusive cause has been determined for the crash. Fox said the...

Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

Jun. 22, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show "The Voice" on her phone and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report. The 300-page report released Thursday night by police in Tempe...

Feds: Engine crack caused 2015 British Airways incident

Jun. 20, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

Federal investigators say a fatigue crack in the left engine compressor on a British Airways jet was to blame for an aborted takeoff and fire at a Las Vegas airport in 2015. One flight attendant was seriously injured in the Sept. 8, 2015, incident at McCarran International Airport. All 157 passengers and 13 crew...

NTSB says plane gave several warnings before crash into lake

Jun. 20, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a report saying the plane that crashed into Lake Erie off Cleveland killing all six people onboard issued multiple warnings about the aircraft's altitude. The plane piloted by Columbus beverage executive John Fleming crashed in December...