Latest National Transportation Safety Board News

Doorbell cameras captured final seconds of doomed flight

Nov. 15, 2019 12:20 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two doorbell cameras captured the final seconds of the flight of a small plane that crashed into a house last month in New Jersey and burst into flames, according to a preliminary report released Friday. The Cessna crashed in the Colonia section of Woodbridge Township, about 18 miles...

NTSB: Coast Guard ignored duck boat safety proposals

Nov. 13, 2019 6:07 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal transportation safety investigators criticized the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday for ignoring suggestions over nearly two decades to improve tourist duck boats, changes they say might have prevented last year's Missouri accident that killed 17 people. The National Transportation...

NTSB: Oversight could have prevented Miami bridge collapse

Nov. 12, 2019 6:54 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami university bridge that collapsed and killed six people while under construction had basic flaws that should have been caught before it was built, federal officials said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board also faulted the firms involved in the project and Florida...

Investigators unclear what caused plane crash that killed 3

Nov. 11, 2019 7:24 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Federal investigators are not sure what caused a 2018 plane crash in central Indiana that killed three men bound for Wisconsin. The National Transportation Safety Board issued its final report on the crash last week. The Green Bay Press Gazette reports the NTSB blames "an...

Report on Uber crash questions testing of self-driving cars

Nov. 7, 2019 6:43 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Documents released this week by a federal agency raise questions about whether a self-driving Uber SUV that ran down a pedestrian last year should have been allowed on public roads for test purposes. A National Transportation Safety Board report on the March 18, 2018 crash in Tempe, Arizona,...

Report: No defects in tour bus in Utah crash that killed 4

Nov. 7, 2019 4:49 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. authorities investigating a tour bus crash that killed four Chinese tourists in Utah said Thursday they haven't uncovered any mechanical problems that could explain why the driver lost control of the vehicle. The 60-year-old driver was on his first run for a new company when the...

New NTSB report in fatal crash involving self-driving car

Nov. 6, 2019 11:16 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A new federal report into last year's fatal crash involving a self-driving car in suburban Phoenix says the Uber vehicle couldn't anticipate the actions of jaywalkers. The National Transportation Safety Board report also says the SUV wasn't designed to slam on the brakes to reduce the...

Agency: All states should require bicyclists to wear helmets

Nov. 5, 2019 6:08 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A government agency is recommending that all 50 states enact laws requiring bicyclists to wear helmets to stem an increase in bicycle deaths on U.S. roadways. The recommendation was among several issued by the National Transportation Safety Board after a hearing Tuesday on bicycle safety....

Correction: Fatal Plane Crashes-Average story

Nov. 4, 2019 5:02 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In a story Nov. 3 about the rate of fatal airplane crashes in Alaska, The Associated Press reported erroneously that 2 percent of the nation's population live in Alaska. That figure is about .02 percent. A corrected version of the story is below: Rate of Alaska fatal plane crashes...

Small plane crashes, leaving pilot dead, houses ablaze

Oct. 29, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A small plane crashed through the roof of a home Tuesday, killing the pilot and causing an explosion that set two houses ablaze in a New Jersey suburb of New York City. No one was in the home that the Cessna 414 crashed into, but flames spread to another house, where a woman escaped...