National Transportation Safety Board News

Tennessee Bus Driver Likely to Plead Not Guilty in Fatal Crash

The driver in a Chattanooga, Tenn., school bus crash last week that killed six children will likely plead not guilty to related charges, according to his lawyer. Defense attorney Amanda Dunn said she anticipates 24-year-old Johnthony Walker will plead not …

Complaints About Erratic Driving Before Tennessee Bus Wreck

Students and administrators raised concerns about a Tennessee school bus driver’s behavior behind the wheel in the weeks before a crash that killed six children. Police have charged driver Johnthony Walker with vehicular homicide after the Chattanooga crash. Federal authorities …

Rail Lines in Minnesota Getting Automatic Braking Technology

New safety technology that may have prevented last week’s deadly train crash in New Jersey is being implemented along some rail lines in Minnesota and elsewhere. The new technology, known as positive train control, is designed to automatically slow or …

New Jersey Train Engineer Says He Can’t Remember Crash

The engineer at the controls of the train that smashed into a commuter rail terminal, killing a woman and injuring more than 100 people, told federal investigators he was going only 10 mph as he approached the station but has …

Investigation of New Jersey Train Crash Continues as Questions Remain

The engineer of the New Jersey commuter train that crashed on Thursday told investigators he was fully rested but has no memory of the incident, and a recovered data recorder was not working, a National Transportation Safety Board official said …

Many Safety Reforms Suggested After ‘Miracle on Hudson’ Rejected, Unresolved

In the seven years since an airline captain saved 155 lives by ditching his crippled airliner in the Hudson River, there’s been enough time to write a book and make a movie, but apparently not enough to carry out most …

Steel Company Says It’s Not Liable for 2013 North Dakota Train Derailment

A Pennsylvania steel company named in a lawsuit over a fiery oil tanker train derailment near Casselton, N.D., says it should not be held liable for the 2013 accident. Standard Steel and BNSF are named in a complaint filed by …

NTSB: Parts of Plane that Crashed in Illinois Scattered Nearly a Mile

A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report says a plane that crashed southwest of Chicago killing the pilot and setting a house on fire, left nearly a mile-long trail of debris before crashing. The Piper PA30 piloted by 58-year-old Garry …

As Texas Train Wreckage Smolders, BNSF Says Technology May Have Prevented Crash

Wreckage from a train collision continued to smolder on June 29 in the Texas Panhandle as workers prepared to remove the charred, twisted box cars from the tracks and renew their search for three missing crew members. Three BNSF Railway …

Cockpit Voice Recorder Retrieved from Doomed EgyptAir Flight

Search teams retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from EgyptAir flight MS804 on Thursday in a breakthrough for investigators seeking to explain what caused the plane to plunge into the sea, killing all 66 people on board. The Airbus A320 crashed into …