National Transportation Safety Board News

Germanwings Crash Shows Need for Protections Against Suicidal Crew Members

The suspected intentional destruction of a Germanwings jet by a pilot shows the need for new protections against suicidal crew members, a threat emerging as one of the worst in modern aviation, accident investigators say. With French prosecutors saying the …

Pilots: Brakes Were On, but Plane at La Guardia Didn’t Slow

The pilots of a Delta plane that skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport last week during a snowstorm have told investigators that automatic systems designed to slow down the plane were not working properly, investigators said Monday. The pilots …

NTSB Has Plenty of Questions to Answer in NYC Runway Slide

As the National Transportation Safety Board begins its investigation into a Delta jetliner that slid off a runway while landing during a snowstorm at LaGuardia Airport, there is no shortage of questions to pursue: How big a factor was the …

Trucking Safety Chief Defends Driver Rest Regulations

The trucking industry’s overseer is giving little ground to critics who asked Congress to loosen U.S. regulations and revise a rating system designed to root out unsafe carriers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s acting chief, Scott Darling, defended rules …

California Commuter Train Versus Truck Injures Dozens

Twenty-eight people were injured when a Southern California commuter train collided with a truck stuck on the tracks on Tuesday, toppling three rail cars. There were no deaths reported in the crash, which occurred at about 5:40 a.m. local time …

Wal-Mart Driver Appeals in Bid to Delay Morgan Crash Suit

A Wal-Mart driver involved in a highway crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has asked a judge to reconsider her decision not to delay Morgan’s lawsuit against the company. Truck driver Kevin Roper isn’t a …

NTSB Says Deadly Plane Crash in Colorado Linked to Selfies

Federal investigators say selfies were a likely factor in a small plane crash near Denver, Colo. last year that killed two people. The National Transportation Safety Board says recordings from a GoPro camera found near the wreckage show the pilot …

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 …