Latest National Transportation Safety Board News

NTSB seeks video, photos of fiery South Florida Tesla crash

Sep. 23, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. safety investigators are asking anyone who witnessed a fiery Tesla crash last week near Miami that killed two people to send them video or photos taken at the scene. The National Transportation Safety Board sent three investigators to the Sept. 13...

NTSB analyzing fractured gas pipeline in Coolidge explosion

Sep. 22, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

COOLIDGE, Ariz. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday released its preliminary report on last month’s gas line explosion in Coolidge that destroyed a home and killed a man and his 14-year-old daughter. NTSB investigators said a natural gas...

Report: Pilot in deadly balloon crash had drugs in system

Sep. 22, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report from the Federal Aviation Administration shows the pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in New Mexico in June had marijuana and cocaine in his system. Pilot Nicholas Meleski died along with his four passengers after the balloon...

NTSB: Train that rear-ended another was on 'full power'

Sep. 21, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The operator of a light rail train that struck the rear of another train in the Boston area in July had turned the speed controller to full power, according to a federal report released Tuesday, and the regional transit agency said it is moving to fire the person. ...

Suspected DUI driver held after passing out in moving Tesla

Sep. 17, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — A woman who apparently passed out while her Tesla was on Autopilot and hit a Southern California freeway wall was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, authorities said. Karla Villanueva, 31, was arrested late Thursday in the Los Angeles...

NTSB to investigate Tesla crash in Florida that left 2 dead

Sep. 17, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Federal officials said Friday they will investigate a fiery Tesla crash that left two people dead in South Florida. Three investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are traveling next week to Coral Gables, where a Tesla Model 3...

Investigator: 3 killed in helicopter crash in Georgia forest

Sep. 17, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

MONTICELLO, Ga. (AP) — Three people were killed when a helicopter crashed in the dense woods of a national wildlife preserve in central Georgia, a federal investigator said Friday. The Robinson R66 helicopter scattered debris over a path 125 feet (38 meters) long,...

Small plane makes emergency landing on Orcas Island

Sep. 17, 2021 07:37 AM EDT

ORCAS ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Three people suffered minor injuries after the plane they were on had to make an emergency landing Thursday evening. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office says the aircraft had mechanical issues while in flight after taking off from Friday...

Helicopter with 3 people on board crashes in Georgia forest

Sep. 16, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

MONTICELLO, Ga. (AP) — A helicopter with three people on board crashed in a national wildlife preserve in Middle Georgia and search crews were looking for the wreckage, federal authorities said. Teams of people were searching Thursday for the downed aircraft after it...

Report: Officer's error likely caused shipwreck off Georgia

Sep. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A top officer's errors in calculating the stability of a cargo ship loaded with nearly 4,200 automobiles likely caused the giant vessel to overturn along the Georgia coast, U.S. investigators said in a report Tuesday. The U.S. National...