U.S. National Transportation Safety Board News

U.S. Safety Board Investigating Alabama Colonial Pipeline Accident

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Friday it had opened an investigation into the Colonial Pipeline Co accident in Helena, Alabama, which killed one worker and seriously injured four others. Colonial’s gasoline pipeline ruptured on Monday during routine …

NTSB Blames Ohio Jet Crash That Killed 9 on Pilot Error

The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded the pilot in control of a corporate jet as it approached an Ohio airport improperly set the aircraft’s flaps and failed to maintain a proper speed, causing the plane to plunge into an …

Federal Safety Board: Pilots Ignored Procedures in Fatal 2015 Ohio Crash

The pilots of a charter flight that crashed last year in Akron, Ohio, killing seven employees of a Florida real estate development company, ignored multiple routine procedures and their company was lax in its oversight, an investigation has found. U.S. …

New Jersey Train Service Suspended as Investigators Seek Cause of Crash

Thousands who rely on the Hoboken terminal in New Jersey may face longer than usual commutes and heavy crowds on Friday as investigators try to determine why a commuter train crashed into the station, killing a woman and injuring more …

Pilots in Fatal 2015 Ohio Crash Were Fired from Previous Jobs: NTSB

Both pilots in a chartered-jet crash last year in Akron, Ohio, that killed seven employees of a Florida real estate company had been fired from previous jobs for performance issues, investigators said. All nine people aboard the Hawker 125-700A died …

NTSB: Pilots in Fatal Katz Crash Ignored Safety Check on 99% of Trips

Investigators of the private-jet crash that killed billionaire Lewis Katz discovered that the sports mogul’s personal pilots almost never performed the required pre-flight safety checks when shuttling their boss around the country. There were only two occasions out of the …

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 …

Malaysia Airlines Plane Crash Insurance May Pose Quandary

Insurance on the Malaysian airliner brought down over Ukraine on Thursday is likely to pay out relatively quickly, provided that the cause of the crash is firmly determined, but observers say the loss of of 295 lives [corrected to 298] …

U.S. Agencies Join Probe of Fatal California FedEx/Bus Crash

FedEx Corp. will be in the spotlight of U.S. safety investigations operating alongside local law enforcement inquiries after a fiery truck-bus collision killed 10 people in California. Two federal agencies said that they were joining the probe into the April …

Canada Considers Requiring Emergency Response Plans for Rail Oil Shipments

Canada is considering classifying crude oil as a higher-risk, dangerous product, requiring emergency response plans for shipment by rail following a train accident that leveled the heart of a Quebec town in July, a government official said on Friday. The …