Latest National Transportation Safety Board News

The Latest: Horses die in Texas fire caused by derailment

Apr. 24, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a train derailment in Texas (all times local): 1 p.m. Three horses are dead after a derailed freight train burst into flames in Texas and the fire spread to their barn. The Union Pacific train carrying highly flammable ethanol derailed in Fort Worth early Wednesday....

Board faults utility's equipment in fatal 2016 explosion

Apr. 23, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A gas company's faulty equipment is the most likely cause of an explosion at a suburban Maryland apartment complex that killed seven people in 2016, according to federal report issued Tuesday. The explosion and fire at the Flower Branch apartments in Silver Spring caused a partial...

Witnesses describe struggling plane on doomed Texas flight

Apr. 23, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — Witnesses saw a small plane "spiraling" over the rocky terrain of Texas Hill Country before it crashed into the ground, landing on its belly and killing the pilot and five passengers on impact, a federal official said Tuesday. People around the crash site described hearing the...

The Latest: Plane was 'spiraling' before crash in Texas

Apr. 23, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the deadly crash of a small plane in Texas Hill County (all times local): 1:00 p.m. Three witnesses told investigators in central Texas that they saw a small plane "spiraling" before it crashed into the ground belly down, killing all six people on board. National...

2 killed in small plane crash in Texas

Apr. 22, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

KINGSLAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a small plane crashed in Texas. The crash happened Sunday afternoon near the air strip at the Shirley Williams Airport in Kingsland, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Austin. The Texas Department of Public Safety says two people...

NTSB investigates American Airlines flight tipped by wind

Apr. 17, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal safety officials are investigating an American Airlines flight in which the plane tipped in a strong wind and a wingtip clipped a runway marker during takeoff last week from New York's Kennedy Airport. The pilots cut short the flight to Los Angeles and landed back at JFK about 30...

Report: Dog near controls likely caused pilot to crash plane

Apr. 10, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

MONTICELLO, Iowa (AP) — Federal investigators say a small plane crash that killed a 90-year-old pilot near an eastern Iowa airport was likely caused by the pilot's decision to allow his large dog near the flight controls. The final National Transportation Safety Board report says investigators don't know...

NTSB: 3 kids in fatal crash wore seat belts but were ejected

Apr. 10, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It appears three children were wearing seatbelts when they were ejected from a church van in a fiery, Jan. 3 crash that killed seven people on Interstate 75 in Florida, according to a report released Wednesday. The preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report is part of an...

FAA to revamp aircraft construction oversight, official says

Mar. 26, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to significantly revamp its oversight of airplane construction this summer after questions were raised about how it manages inspections done by the industry, according to testimony prepared for a Senate subcommittee hearing on Wednesday. The testimony by Calvin Scovel...

NTSB: Plane didn't slip, it entirely missed Maine runway

Mar. 22, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a United Express regional jet didn't slide off a runway in Maine — it missed the runway altogether. A preliminary report Thursday indicates the 50-seat Embraer 145 approached to the right of the runway on an aborted first...