Latest National Transportation Safety Board News

Small plane crashes at airport; instructor and student die

Feb. 23, 2019 8:30 PM EST

MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say an instructor pilot and his student died when the small plane they were in crashed at a Massachusetts airport. Mansfield police say 31-year-old Sydney Miti, of Waltham, and 18-year-old Julian Lattermann, of Dover, were killed on impact. Authorities didn't say who was...

Pilot in deadly California house crash was warned of weather

Feb. 21, 2019 11:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A preliminary federal report says the pilot whose plane broke up and crashed into a Southern California home was warned before takeoff that he was heading into bad weather. The two-page National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday doesn't explain why the Cessna came...

Officials: Dropped thermos may have caused deadly bus crash

Feb. 21, 2019 2:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A freak accident involving a dropped thermos might have caused a bus crash that killed three people in New York City, federal safety investigators said Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board said a thermal bottle could have gotten wedged in the brake and accelerator pedals of...

Pilots radioed for help before Florida crash

Feb. 21, 2019 8:57 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Rutgers University professor and his teenage son radioed they had lost control of their plane just before it crashed off the Florida coast, killing them both. The Florida Times-Union reports that a National Transportation Safety Board report released Wednesday shows either Peter...

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...