National Transportation Safety Board News

Freight Train Cars Burning After Derailment in Pennsylvania, Residents Flee

Rail cars carrying gas and sulfur on a CSX Corp freight train skidded off the tracks and burst into flames on Wednesday in a small Pennsylvania town, forcing hundreds of residents to flee their homes as firefighters fought the blaze. …

NTSB Releases Results of Investigation Into 2015 New York Train Crash

Federal safety investigators said Tuesday they can’t determine why an SUV ended up in the path of an oncoming commuter train, causing a crash that killed six people at a rail crossing in suburban New York in 2015. Detailing the …

Alaska Fatal Airplane Crash Getting NTSB Hearing

A National Transportation Safety Board investigative hearing in Alaska next month on a fatal commercial airplane crash will be the first held outside of Washington, D.C., in nearly 20 years. The board is conducting an investigative hearing Aug. 17 on …

California Commissioner Wants Investigation Following Airline Near Miss

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, who was a passenger last week on the Air Canada flight 759 that nearly landed on a taxiway at San Francisco International Airport, has sent a letter to the airline and three aviation and transportation …

California Commissioner Was Passenger on Jet That Nearly Landed on Taxiway

A top California state official said he was a passenger on an Air Canada jet that nearly landed on a taxiway where four other planes were sitting rather than the designated runway at San Francisco International Airport earlier this week. …

Investigators Collect Phone Data in Texas Bus Crash

A federal investigator said her agency has collected cellphone records from a pickup driver who a witness said admitted to being distracted by texting before he collided with a church bus killing 13 people. National Transportation Safety Board Investigator-in-charge Jennifer …

Federal Investigators Probing Crash That Killed 13 in Texas

Federal officials are investigating a head-on collision between a pickup truck and small church bus in southwest Texas that crumpled the front of the bus and killed 13 senior adults returning from a church retreat. The Texas Department of Public …

Mississippi City to Close 6 Train Crossings After Deadly Collision

The city council in Biloxi, Miss., has approved a plan to close six railroad crossings in the city. Biloxi had already been planning to close a half-dozen of its 29 railroad crossings before a CSX freight train hit a tour …

NTSB Expects Report on Fatal Mississippi Bus Crash Within Weeks

Investigators say a preliminary report on the March 7 train-bus crash in Mississippi that killed four Texas tourists should be ready within three weeks. Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gillich on Friday added a seventh railroad crossing to a list his …

Thousands of Safer Ethanol Rail Tank Cars Sit Idle: Reuters

While crossing a small wooden bridge in northwestern Iowa last Thursday, 20 rail tank cars in a mile-long train transporting ethanol flew off the tracks, sending fireballs into the sky, while thousands of gallons of the biofuel leaked into the …