Latest National Transportation Safety Board News

Bodies and floatplane parts recovered from Puget Sound

Sep. 29, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The bodies of some of the 10 victims and most of a floatplane that crashed in Washington state’s Puget Sound earlier this month have been recovered. Island County Emergency Management confirmed Thursday that multiple bodies were recovered, but Deputy Director Eric...

California train slammed into empty railcars but unclear why

Sep. 29, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The collision that killed two Union Pacific employees earlier this month in Southern California happened when the train slammed into 92 empty railcars that had been stored on a side track for nine months, investigators said Thursday. The National Transportation...

Authorities: pilot dies in crash of small plane near Tucson

Sep. 28, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A pilot died after a small plane crashed south of Tucson on Wednesday, according to authorities. Federal Aviation Administration officials said only the pilot was aboard the single-engine Grumman American AA5B when it went down near Flying Diamond Airport west...

Small plane crash near home kills 1 occupant, injures 2nd

Sep. 28, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

A small plane crash in eastern Pennsylvania killed one person and injured another, authorities said. Police in Lehigh County's Salisbury Township said the single-engine Piper PA-28 went down near a home at about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday. Cpl. Kevin Kress told The...

Pilot killed as small helicopter crashes in South Dakota

Sep. 27, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — The pilot of a small helicopter was killed in a crash Tuesday in southeastern South Dakota, according to officials. The Federal Aviation Administration said the AG-915 Spartan helicopter went down at about 10:30 a.m. near the Chan Gurney Municipal Airport in...

Floatplane wreckage recovery in Puget Sound begins

Sep. 26, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. Navy have started efforts to recover the wreckage of a floatplane that crashed in Washington state’s Puget Sound earlier this month, killing all 10 people on board. A barge that’s been equipped to conduct the...

Helicopter crashes in Arizona desert; 2 aboard not injured

Sep. 26, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A helicopter crash-landed in the Arizona desert Monday morning but authorities said the two people aboard walked away with no injuries. Federal Aviation Administration officials said the Robinson R22 helicopter went down 4 ½ miles (7.2 kilometers) north of the...

Anchorage pilot killed in small plane crash near Skwentna

Sep. 26, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage woman was killed when the plane she was piloting crashed into Whiskey Lake near Skwentna, Alaska Wildlife Troopers said. The pilot was identified as Janell Rude, 67, troopers said. An Air Force rescue team was deployed Sunday and...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 26, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. September 25, 2022. Editorial: Fatal I-35W crash: Did TxDot ignore previous federal safety recommendations? Pileup has eerie similarities to deadly prison bus accident 7 years ago Who could forget the videos of the horrific...

NTSB wants all new vehicles to check drivers for alcohol use

Sep. 20, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all new vehicles in the U.S. be equipped with blood alcohol monitoring systems that can stop an intoxicated person from driving. The recommendation, if enacted by the National Highway Traffic Safety...