Latest National Transportation Safety Board News

NTSB: Train-truck collision sent woman through train window

May. 12, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

CLARENDON HILLS, Ill. (AP) — A woman who died when a commuter train collided with a semitrailer at a crossing in suburban Chicago was thrown through a train window by the force of the crash, the vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. A...

NTSB: Cause of helicopter crash in Gila Bend still uncertain

May. 12, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities investigating a fatal crash last month near Phoenix say the helicopter went into a near vertical descent for unclear reasons when it was about to land. The National Transportation Safety board issued its preliminary report Thursday in the April 15...

Commuter train passenger killed in crash with truck

May. 11, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

CLARENDON HILLS, Ill. (AP) — A passenger has been killed and two others hurt after a commuter train collided with a semi-trailer at a crossing in suburban Chicago. The Metra train's engineer and conductor also were injured in the crash about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Clarendon Hills,...

Hawaii helicopter crash that killed 7 was '100% preventable'

May. 10, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal investigators blamed a deadly 2019 helicopter crash in Hawaii on the pilot’s decision to keep flying into worsening weather, and in a report Tuesday they accused regulators of lax oversight of air tours that are popular among tourists to the islands. The...

NTSB: Pilot didn't clear ice before 2019 crash that killed 9

May. 08, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal investigators confirmed that the buildup of ice on the wings and other parts of the plane was a key factor in a 2019 crash that killed nine of 12 members of an Idaho family on board an overloaded small plane. The National Transportation Safety Board...

Crews search for pilot after small plane crashes off Georgia

May. 06, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Crews searched waters off the coast of Georgia on Friday for the pilot of a small plane that officials said crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. The National Transportation Safety Board released a statement saying it’s investigating what caused the Cirrus SR22...

US investigators fly to China to aid in plane crash probe

May. 05, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. accident investigators arrived in China on Saturday to help authorities look for clues into what caused last month’s crash of a Boeing jetliner with 132 people aboard. The seven-member team from the National Transportation Safety Board will participate in...

NTSB: Teenage driver in deadly crash had cannabis in system

May. 05, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (AP) — The teenage driver of a small car that collided with a large truck in Oklahoma, killing all six occupants in the car, tested negative for alcohol but positive for cannabis after her death, according to a preliminary report released Thursday. The teens were...

Report: Pilot reported landing gear problem before LA crash

May. 03, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot killed in the crash of a small plane along a Los Angeles freeway last month had reported a problem with his landing gear, according to a preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board. The pilot, who was not identified, was the...

Fault in door safety system cited in Boston subway death

May. 02, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A passenger door on a Boston subway car did not function properly when a man got his arm stuck in it and was dragged to his death last month, federal investigators said Monday. The trains are equipped with safety features to prevent them from moving when the doors are...