NTSB News

Helicopter Crash Exposes Deadly Loophole for Aerial Sightseeing

The five people who signed up for a helicopter sightseeing flight above New York City three years ago might have expected that aviation regulators were looking after their safety. But the reality of that fatal flight on March 11, 2018, …

NTSB Faults Owners for Deadly California Dive Boat Fire, Calls for Major Safety Improvements to Small Passenger Vessels

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday determined the probable cause of a 2019 California dive boat fire and sinking that killed 34 was the failure of the owner and operator of to provide effective oversight of its vessel and …

Tesla, Drivers, Regulators All to Blame for Fatal Crash, Says Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board says two drivers, Tesla and lax regulation of new partially automated driving systems are to blame for a fatal 2019 crash in Florida involving a Tesla on Autopilot. The NTSB, in a report issued last …

New NTSB Report in Fatal Crash in Arizona Involving Autonomous Vehicle

A new federal report into last year’s fatal crash involving a self-driving car in suburban Phoenix says the Uber vehicle couldn’t anticipate the actions of jaywalkers. The National Transportation Safety Board report also says the SUV wasn’t designed to slam …

Feds Probing Repairs Made on Plane in Hawaii Crash

Federal investigators will review repair and inspection records on the skydiving plane that became inverted before crashing shortly after takeoff on Oahu’s North Shore, killing all 11 people on board in the deadliest civil aviation accident since 2011. The same …

Alaska Air Carrier Suspends Operations After 2nd Crash

An Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations, federal officials said. The halt of flightseeing and commuter flights is in place indefinitely, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The action comes …

Amtrak Rail Cars in Fatal Washington Crash Had Safety Waiver

The passenger rail cars on an Amtrak train that derailed near Seattle, Wash. last December, killing three people, were allowed by federal regulators to stay in service even though they didn’t meet current crash-protection standards, federal investigators said Tuesday. The …

Safety Agency to Watch Tesla Car Fire Exam Following California Incident

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a technical specialist to observe Tesla Inc.’s examination of a Model S that caught fire in California on Friday, the agency said in a statement. The action is not a formal probe of …

Uber Disabled Brake of Self-Driving Car in Arizona Fatal Crash

Uber had disabled an emergency braking system in a self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March even though the car had identified the need to apply the brakes, the National Transportation Safety Board said in …

NTSB: Speed Control Could Have Prevented Washington Amtrak Crash

The derailment of an Amtrak passenger train in Washington state last month that killed three people may have been prevented if a railway crash-avoidance technology mandated by Congress had been activated, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Positive Train …