Latest National Transportation Safety Board News

Hot air balloon crash near Las Vegas under investigation

Sep. 13, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. authorities are investigating a hot air balloon crash in Nevada that injured at least seven people Thursday when its basket tipped over after hitting the ground, authorities said Friday. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the agency and the National...

The Latest: 6 in balloon crash released from hospital

Sep. 13, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a hot air balloon crash in Nevada (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Six people injured in a hot air balloon crash in Nevada have been released from the hospital. University Medical Center of Southern Nevada spokesman Scott Kerbs said Friday only one of the seven patients taken to...

Boat fire wreckage taken to navy base for investigation

Sep. 13, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators identified a violation of Coast Guard regulations that could trigger criminal charges in the California dive boat disaster that killed 34 people. The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that all crew members on the boat Conception were asleep when the...

Crew was asleep when fatal boat fire ignited, officials say

Sep. 12, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California scuba dive boat was operating in violation of Coast Guard regulations when crew members were sleeping and a pre-dawn fire killed 34 people, leaving grieving families wondering if a required night watchman could have saved their loved ones. Thursday brought a disclosure from...

The Latest: All 34 victims of California boat fire ID'd

Sep. 12, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a fatal boat fire that killed 34 people off the coast of Southern California (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Authorities say they have now identified all 34 victims of a boat fire off the Southern California coast. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office added the last seven...

The Latest: Dive boat owner says crew tried to reach victims

Sep. 6, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the scuba diving boat fire off the coast of California that is presumed to have killed 34 people (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The owner of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off Southern California says the surviving crewmembers did everything they...

Fire foiled rescued attempts by California boat crew

Sep. 5, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The crew of a scuba diving boat that sank off the coast of Southern California made several attempts to rescue the 34 people who were trapped below decks by fire, but intense flames drove them back and all perished, federal authorities said Thursday. All those lost in the Labor Day...

Only 1 person remains missing from dive boat fire

Sep. 4, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Only one person remained missing Wednesday after searchers recovered 33 bodies from the charred underwater wreckage of a dive boat that caught fire off the Southern California coast and sank on Labor Day. Among the victims were an engineer for Apple who went on the trip with...

NTSB: Autopilot flaw, driver inattention caused Tesla crash

Sep. 4, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A design flaw in Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system and driver inattention combined to cause a Model S electric car to slam into a firetruck parked along a California freeway, a government investigation has found. The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the...

The Latest: Feds interview captain in deadly boat fire

Sep. 4, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the scuba diving boat fire off the coast of California that is presumed to have killed 34 people: (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Federal investigators have interviewed the captain and other crew members of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off of...