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Biden Regulators Plan Safety Standards for Truck Brakes, Autonomous Vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — In a reversal from Trump administration policies, U.S. auto safety regulators say they will move to require or set standards for automatic emergency braking systems on new heavy trucks. The Department of Transportation, which includes the National …

NTSB: Erratic Steering Led to 2019 Vessel Collision in Sabine Pass

A National Transportation Safety Board investigation found that the erratic steering of a supply vessel led to a 2019 collision resulting in more than 6,000 gallons of diesel oil being dumped into the Sabine Pass, a busy waterway between Texas …

2019 Mississippi River Tanker Accident Caused by Poor Management, Miscommunication

A fully loaded tanker on the Mississippi River near Reserve, La., caused $40.5 million in damage when it plowed into moored vessels, barges and infrastructure along the river in May 2019, federal transportation safety officials say. The National Transportation Safety …

NTSB Investigating Tennessee Bus Crash that Killed Child, Driver

Federal and state authorities on Wednesday investigated a crash between a school bus carrying 24 children and a utility vehicle that killed the bus driver and a 7-year-old girl in eastern Tennessee. Eight other children were injured when the utility …

Pilot Actions Likely Led to Earnhardt Plane Crash in Tennessee: NTSB

A pilot’s inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew’s decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019, according …

‘Limited Fire Safety Practices’ Worsened Deadly Alabama Marina Fire

A fire that killed eight people and did more than $500,000 damage at an Alabama marina started accidentally but was worsened by the marina’s “limited fire safety practices,” according to a federal report. The National Transportation Safety Board, in a …

Pipeline Operator Sued Over Deadly Explosion in Kentucky by 80-Plus Victims

A lawsuit filed on behalf of those who were injured or who had property damaged in a fatal Kentucky pipeline explosion alleges the operator failed to maintain and repair the line. The lawsuit filed July 30 by Danville attorney Ephraim …

National Safety Board Urges Helicopter Manufacturers to Add Crash-Data Recorders

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday urged six major manufacturers to equip turbine-powered helicopters with crash-resistant systems to record data, audio and images, after former NBA star Kobe Bryant and eight others were killed in a helicopter crash …

NTSB: Failure to Heed Warnings Led to Missouri Duck Boat Sinking

The primary cause of the sinking of a tourist-carrying duck boat on a Missouri lake in July 2018, in which 17 people were killed, was the continued operation of the vessel during severe weather, despite severe weather warnings issued by …

Drugs Found in 1 in 4 Pilots Killed in Crashes

More than one in four pilots involved in fatal crashes have drugs in their system, and the number is up slightly since researchers first studied the problem. The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that 28% of pilots who died …