NTSB News

Still Waiting on Safety Recommendations After Hudson Jet Landing 7 Years Ago

More than seven years after an airline captain saved 155 lives by ditching his crippled airliner in the Hudson River, now the basis of a new movie, most of the safety recommendations stemming from the accident haven’t been carried out. …

Delta Pilots Faulted for Landing Errors in New York Airport Crash

A Delta Air Lines Inc. plane slid off a snow-covered runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York last year because the pilots used the wrong technique for slowing down after a landing, U.S. accident investigators concluded on Tuesday. By adding …

Texas Takata Truck Blast Revives Concerns Over Volatile Airbag Chemical

Critics of the embattled airbag manufacturer Takata Corp. said last week’s deadly explosion of a truck carrying parts to its Mexican factory underscores questions about the safety of the chemical compound at the center of the largest automotive recall in …

Little Progress in Railroad Adoption of Key Safety Technology

Many commuter and freight railroads have made little progress installing safety technology designed to prevent deadly collisions and derailments despite a mandate from Congress, according to a government report released Wednesday. The technology, called positive train control or PTC, uses …

El Faro ‘Black Box’ Recovered

Search crews have retrieved the “black box” from the wreckage of the freighter El Faro that sank in 15,000-feet of water near the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin last year, officials said Tuesday. Using a remotely operated vehicle in the pitch …

No Survivors in Texas Hot Air Balloon Crash

A hot air balloon carrying 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas, and it appeared no one survived, authorities said. Authorities would not confirm the exact number of deaths in Saturday’s crash, but Lynn Lunsford with the …

NTSB: Train Didn’t Heed Stop Signal in Deadly Texas Wreck

A train failed to heed a stop signal before it barreled head-on into another freight train last month in the Texas Panhandle, killing three, according to a preliminary federal report released Thursday. An eastbound BNSF Railway train failed to slow …

Houston Ship Channel Pilot Blamed in 2015 Collision

Federal safety experts say errors by a Houston Ship Channel pilot likely caused the 2015 collision between two 600-foot vessels that led to a chemical spill. The Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday that the National Transportation Safety Board has urged Houston …

Panel Creates Voluntary Privacy Guidelines for Drone Operators

A panel of privacy experts and technology companies organized by the Obama administration has issued guidelines for using drones without being overly intrusive. The suggestions are voluntary, but some business interests involved in the debate hope the guidelines head off …

Pedestrian Safety Focus of Multi-Agency Forum

Pedestrian fatalities increased six percent in the first six months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, according to preliminary figures provided by Dr. Richard Retting, a national practice leader for safety and research at Sam Schwartz Consulting. …