Latest National Transportation Safety Board News

Officials urge evacuation near derailment, fearing explosion

Feb. 05, 2023 22:19 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Officials monitoring the smoldering, tangled wreckage of a train derailment in northeastern Ohio urgently warned hundreds of nearby residents who had declined to evacuate to do so Sunday night, saying a rail car was at risk of a potential explosion that could launch...

Crash averted at Austin airport; FAA, NTSB to investigate

Feb. 04, 2023 22:40 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A FedEx cargo airplane attempting to land at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Saturday morning had to change course after a second plane was cleared to depart from the same runway, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. “The pilot of the...

50-car train derailment causes big fire, evacuations in Ohio

Feb. 04, 2023 18:15 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — A freight train derailment in Ohio near the Pennsylvania state line left a mangled and charred mass of boxcars and flames Saturday as authorities launched a federal investigation and monitored air quality from the various hazardous chemicals in the train. ...

Damaged engine blamed for fatal New York plane crash

Feb. 03, 2023 18:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A small plane that crashed last month as it approached a suburban New York airport, killing two people on board, had a damaged engine that led the aircraft to bleed oil, according to an investigation by National Transportation Safety Board. Investigators said they...

Justice Department seeks Tesla automated driving documents

Jan. 31, 2023 11:20 AM EST

The U.S. Justice Department has requested documents from Tesla related to its Autopilot and “Full Self-Driving” features, according to a regulatory filing. “To our knowledge no government agency in any ongoing investigation has concluded that any wrongdoing occurred,” Tesla...

6 dead after small bus, box truck crash in upstate New York

Jan. 29, 2023 10:06 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Federal and state authorities are investigating a crash involving a small bus and box truck in snowy conditions that killed six people in upstate New York near the Canadian border. The accident happened around 6 a.m. Saturday on Highway 37 in Louisville,...

NTSB posts its file on North Las Vegas crash that killed 9

Jan. 26, 2023 19:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal crash investigators have released reports and investigative material about a multi-vehicle wreck a year ago in North Las Vegas that killed a driver and his passenger in a speeding sports car and seven members of a family in a minivan. The National...

Study of Pittsburgh bridge collapse looking at leg fractures

Jan. 26, 2023 12:04 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Investigators looking into the collapse of a Pittsburgh bridge nearly one year ago are looking closely at damage to the legs of the structure, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. An agency update on the Jan, 28, 2022, failure of the Fern Hollow...

Plane found at bottom of Lake Mead after emergency landing

Jan. 15, 2023 13:01 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A small plane that was forced to make an emergency landing three months ago has been found at the bottom of Lake Mead near Boulder City, according to a newspaper. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that a local environmental consulting firm located the sunken...

NTSB: Cloud shot up in front of plane before turbulence

Jan. 13, 2023 19:24 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A cloud shot up vertically like a plume of smoke in a matter of seconds before a Hawaiian Airlines flight last month hit severe turbulence and 25 people on board were injured, according to a preliminary report Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The...