Latest National Transportation Safety Board News

Cause of Montana Amtrak derailment still under investigation

Oct. 26, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A preliminary report on an Amtrak train derailment in Montana last month that killed three people and injured dozens more offered no clues about what triggered the accident, but said the train’s emergency brakes were activated and that Amtrak estimated the damage at...

NTSB chair wants Tesla to limit where Autopilot can operate

Oct. 25, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is calling on Tesla to act on recommendations to limit where its Autopilot driver-assist system can operate and to put a system in place to make sure drivers are paying attention. In a letter sent...

Small plane crashes into Wisconsin home, kills 2 onboard

Oct. 24, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

MARENGO, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say two people died when a single-engine plane crashed into a home in northeastern Wisconsin. The Ashland County Sheriff's Office received numerous 911 calls about 2:40 p.m. Saturday with reports of the crash in the town of Marengo,...

Limited service on DC Metro to extend through November

Oct. 22, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commuters in the Washington area will face longer waits for Metro trains through at least the end of the month and probably longer, as more than half the fleet of train cars will remain out of service over safety issues. Metro General Manager Paul...

Two killed, two hurt in small plane crash in North Carolina

Oct. 21, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

HOLLY RIDGE, N.C. (AP) — Two people were killed and two people were injured after a small plane crashed in North Carolina on Thursday, officials said. The identities of the victims weren't released. Onslow County emergency management said the plane...

Plane that crashed in Houston had not flown in 10 months

Oct. 21, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A private jet that ran off a runway and crashed through an fence before bursting into flames at a Texas airport had not been flown since December and investigators are looking into maintenance performed on the plane, federal authorities said Thursday. ...

NTSB: Driver was behind wheel at time of Texas Tesla crash

Oct. 21, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A driver was behind the wheel when a Tesla electric car crashed and burned last April near Houston, killing two men, neither of whom was found in the driver's seat. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board announced the findings in an investigative...

NTSB: Small plane wrecked in North Carolina hit pine trees

Oct. 21, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

ANDREWS, N.C. (AP) — A private pilot and a passenger were killed earlier this month when the small plane they were in collided with pine trees in North Carolina, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its preliminary report. The single-engine Beech S35 was...

NTSB issues 1st report on fatal midair collision in Chandler

Oct. 20, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued its preliminary report Wednesday on a fatal midair collision involving a helicopter and a small plane outside a suburban Phoenix airport earlier this month. The flight instructor and student pilot aboard the...

NTSB recovers black boxes from plane that burned in Texas

Oct. 20, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

Federal accident investigators have recovered badly burned flight recorders and started interviewing people who were on board a jet that ran off a Texas runway during takeoff and burst into flames. The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that it expects to...