NTSB News

Big Freight Railroad Carriers Won’t Make 2018 Deadline for Positive Train Control

Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S. have told the government they won’t meet a 2018 deadline to start using safety technology intended to prevent accidents like the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia last …

Speeding Locomotive Is Focus in Philadelphia Amtrak Crash Probe

The National Transportation Safety Board is focused on why an Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia last year sped to 106 miles per hour entering a sharp curve, according to about 2,000 pages of documents released Monday. While not pinpointing …

Ice Blamed in Deadly Oklahoma Medical Helicopter Crash

Federal accident investigators have released a report saying that ice is to blame for a fatal medical helicopter crash in Oklahoma City three years ago. The Oklahoman reports that the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that the EagleMed helicopter …

Self-Braking Cars Top NTSB Wish List for 2016

Safety officials want to see more technology used to reduce accidents on U.S. roads, airways and railroads. In its annual “Most Wanted” list, the National Transportation Safety Board is urging government regulators and industry to move more quickly to adopt …

NTSB Releases Photos That Show El Faro’s Final Resting Place

Federal accident investigators are considering launching another search of the wreckage of a freighter that sank in October in an attempt to locate the ship’s “black box.” Tom Roth-Roffy, the lead investigator for National Transportation Safety Board, told The Associated …

Crews End Search for El Faro Cargo Ship’s Black Box

Federal investigators said Monday that they are ending their search for the voyage data recorder of a cargo ship that sank in the Atlantic during a hurricane, but remained hopeful that they could determine what happened to the ship without …

Cargo Ship That Disappeared During Hurricane Joaquin Found

Investigators will use a deep ocean vehicle to help confirm whether wreckage that searchers found in 15,000 feet of water east of the Bahamas is the cargo ship El Faro that vanished during Hurricane Joaquin. The U.S. National Transportation Safety …

NTSB Says Recall System for Faulty Tires is ‘Broken’

Only about 1 in 5 defective tires is being removed from the road through the safety recall process, a federal accident investigations board said Tuesday. The recall system is “broken” because manufacturers are unable to contact most tire owners to …

Duck Boats too Dangerous for City Streets Say Critics

The National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into the deadly crash of a duck boat and charter bus is the first time the agency has looked into a land crash of the amphibious vehicles critics say are too dangerous for city …

NTSB Says Virgina Galactic Spaceship Crash Caused by Human Error

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday that the developer of a commercial spacecraft that broke apart over the Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against the possibility of human error, specifically the co-pilot’s premature unlocking of a braking …