Latest National Transportation Safety Board News

NTSB: West Virginia helicopter crashed on last flight of day

Jun. 24, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A helicopter that crashed during an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts was on its last planned flight of the day, a federal agency investigating the accident said Friday. The National Transportation Safety Board said all six people aboard — the pilot...

6 die in crash of Vietnam-era helicopter in West Virginia

Jun. 23, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A Vietnam-era helicopter showcased in action movies crashed on a rural West Virginia road, killing all six people on board, during an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Bell UH-1B “Huey” helicopter crashed...

3 injured when jetliner crash lands, catches fire in Miami

Jun. 22, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The crash landing of a jetliner that caught fire on the runway at Miami International Airport with 126 people on board had passengers screaming and panicking, witnesses said. “People were very frightened,” RED Air Flight 203 passenger Mauricio Davis told the Miami...

Teslas with Autopilot a step closer to recall after wrecks

Jun. 09, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Teslas with partially automated driving systems are a step closer to being recalled after the U.S. elevated its investigation into a series of collisions with parked emergency vehicles or trucks with warning signs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

Investigation set after 6 hurt in Hawaii helicopter crash

Jun. 09, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal aviation accident investigator will be sent to Hawaii to investigate after a tour helicopter crashed on a remote Big Island lava field of jagged rocks, injuring all six people on board and forcing rescuers to fly in to extricate some of them from the wreckage, officials...

NTSB: Broken rail probably caused Arizona train derailment

Jun. 09, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A broken rail was the probable cause of a fiery freight train derailment and subsequent bridge collapse in Arizona nearly two years ago, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its investigative report released Thursday. Twelve railroad cars derailed...

Small plane crashes in backyard of Southern California home

Jun. 07, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

HEMET, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed into the backyard of a Southern California home on Tuesday and the pilot was hospitalized with critical burn injuries, authorities said. The fiery crash happened around 9:35 a.m. in the city of Hemet, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) east...

Woman dead, husband critical after Ohio helicopter crash

Jun. 07, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A woman was killed and her husband was critically injured in the fiery crash Tuesday of a helicopter at their southwest Ohio home, authorities said. The crash occurred around 9:40 a.m. near Greenville, roughly 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Dayton...

Officials: 2 killed, 1 hurt in small plane crash in Florida

Jun. 06, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two people were killed and a third was injured Monday afternoon when a small plane crashed near a Florida Panhandle airport, officials said. The Piper PA-28 Cherokee went down just south of the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport near...

Helicopter crash at NJ airport seriously injures pilot

Jun. 04, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the crash of a helicopter shortly after takeoff from a New Jersey airport that seriously injured the pilot. Fairfield police said on their Facebook page that the 2015 Bell Model 407 helicopter went down just after noon...