Latest National Transportation Safety Board News

Seattle transit agency removes safety officer after crash

Dec. 5, 2019 4:51 PM EST

SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) — Seattle's transit agency has removed its top safety officer as a result of a fatal 2017 train derailment. The Seattle Times reported the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority removed Salah Al-Tamimi as its chief executive safety and quality officer. The agency better known...

NTSB: Poor training led to 2017 Minneapolis school explosion

Dec. 3, 2019 6:37 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal investigators have concluded that a deadly explosion at a Minneapolis school in 2017 happened because a pipefitting crew lacked proper training and wasn’t fully authorized to move a gas meter. The National Transportation Safety Board released its report Monday on the...

Officials: 3 dead after small plane crash in San Antonio

Dec. 2, 2019 7:00 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Officials say three people were killed when a single-engine plane crashed while attempting to land at San Antonio International Airport. San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood says the plane went down around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in a commercial district about a mile west of the airport. Hood...

Correction: Plane Crash-South Dakota story

Dec. 2, 2019 3:09 PM EST

In a story Dec. 1 about a South Dakota plane crash that killed nine people, The Associated Press reported the wrong last name for one of the victims. He is Kyle Naylor, not Kyle Taylor. A corrected version of the story is below: South Dakota airplane crash kills 9 in extended family A plane crash on a snowy...

The Latest: Company: South Dakota crash kills 9 in family

Dec. 1, 2019 5:44 PM EST

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on South Dakota Plane Crash (all times local): 4:45 p.m. An Idaho-based company says its two founders and seven of their relatives died in a weekend plane crash in South Dakota. Travis Garza, president of the wellness company Kyani, said in a Facebook post that the crash...

Alaska pilot convicted of lying to investigators after crash

Nov. 27, 2019 4:06 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska pilot who crashed with three passengers in 2014 has been convicted of lying to federal investigators. Forest Kirst, 62, of Fairbanks, was convicted of two counts of obstruction of proceedings, U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced Wednesday. The crash near Atigun Pass...

Pilot killed in Florida small plane crash

Nov. 26, 2019 9:32 AM EST

MILTON, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a pilot is dead following a small plane crash at a Florida airport. Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Sgt. Rich Aloy tells the Pensacola News Journal that 38-year-old Matthew Platt died in the Sunday morning crash at Peter Prince Field near Milton. He says Platt had just...

Road-safety regulator rapped over regulating autonomous cars

Nov. 20, 2019 6:37 PM EST

The nation’s road-safety regulator is under fire again for what critics call lax oversight of tests involving autonomous vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn’t give enough direction to companies developing automatous cars, the chairman of the National Transportation...

Safety agency says distracted driver caused fatal Uber crash

Nov. 19, 2019 11:51 PM EST

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday condemned the lack of state and federal regulation for testing autonomous vehicles before finding that a distracted human safety driver was the main cause of a fatal 2018 Arizona crash involving an Uber vehicle. The board criticized the National Highway Traffic...

Safety board favors redesign of engine part on Boeing 737s

Nov. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EST

Federal safety officials say Boeing should redesign part of the casing on some engines to prevent the kind of accident that occurred when engine debris blew out a window on a Southwest Airlines plane and killed a passenger. The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday that the April 2018 accident...