National Transportation Safety Board News

It’s Time to Act on Trucking Safety Ideas, Says NTSB

Highway regulators have failed to act on more than 100 recommendations to improve truck safety at a time when fatalities have risen for four straight years, according to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. Priorities must change in 2015, with …

Acadia Insurance Sues Owner of HMS Bounty That Sank During Sandy

An insurance company is suing the owner of an 18th-century replica sailing ship that sank during Superstorm Sandy. Newsday reported on Nov. 14 that Acadia Insurance Co. sued Robert Hansen this month. The suit seeks to recoup $5 million in …

NTSB Estimates Arkansas Train Collision Damage at $178.5K

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on a train collision in northwest Arkansas that left dozens of people with minor injuries. The collision happened Oct. 16 when an Arkansas & Missouri Railroad locomotive struck a passenger …

Houston Bus Company Owner Gets Probation for Fatal Crash in 2008

The owner of a Houston bus company who was charged after a 2008 crash that killed 17 passengers on their way to a religious retreat has avoided prison after a federal judge sentenced him to three years of probation in …

NTSB: Southwest Pilot Took Controls From Co-Pilot Before NYC Crash

The co-pilot of a Southwest Airlines Co. plane that crash landed at New York’s LaGuardia Airport in July 2013 said the captain put her hand on his as he was controlling the throttles and reduced the plane’s power. Only after …

NTSB: Pilot Error in Fatal Plane Crash in Louisiana

A National Transportation Safety Board report cites pilot inexperience with the aircraft as the likely cause of a fatal crash in Baker last year. The Advocate reports John Cary Fowler had plenty of experience as a pilot, logging more than …

Wal-Mart Seeks to Settle Negligence Lawsuit by Tracy Morgan

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it wants to settle a negligence lawsuit by actor-comedian Tracy Morgan, a day after blaming the celebrity for injuries he sustained when his limousine bus was struck by a speeding company truck. Morgan, 45, and two …

Truck Driver: Distraction a Factor in Fatal Oklahoma Crash

The driver of a tractor-trailer that crashed into a bus and killed four college students on Interstate 35 in southern Oklahoma told investigators he was distracted. Russell Staley, 53, of Saginaw, Texas, was traveling northbound on Sept. 26 before crossing …

Wal-Mart Says Tracy Morgan Is to Blame for Injuries in Highway Crash

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said actor-comedian Tracy Morgan is to blame for injuries he sustained in June highway crash because he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. Morgan, who was critically injured when the limousine bus he was in was struck by a …

California Judges Recommend $1.4B Safety-related Penalty Against PG&E

California regulatory judges recommended a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday _ the largest safety-related levy ever against a public utility in the state _ for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a suburban San Francisco …