National Transportation Safety Board News

US Board Says Boeing Max Likely Hit a Bird Before 2019 Crash

U.S. accident investigators disagree with Ethiopian authorities over the cause of a sensor malfunction that preceded the March 2019 crash of a Boeing 737 Max shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa. The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that it …

Agencies Investigate Averted Plane Crash at New York Airport

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials are investigating a close call at a New York airport Friday night between a plane that was crossing a runway and another that was preparing for takeoff. “(Expletive)! Delta 1943, cancel takeoff clearance! Delta 1943, …

Minimal Airline Delays, Cancellations a Day After US Outage

Delays and cancellations among flights across the United States were minimal on Thursday, a day after a system that offers safety information to pilots failed, grounding U.S. air traffic and leading to thousands of stranded travelers. There were 636 delays …

NTSB Chair Raises Safety Concerns About Heavy Electric Vehicles

WASHINGTON —U.S. National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy on Wednesday raised concerns about the increased risk of severe injury and death from heavier electric vehicles on U.S. roads. She cited a General Motors GMC Hummer EV that weighs over …

FAA Seeks to Extend Safety Mandate to Charter, Air Tour Operators, Aircraft Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday proposed requiring charter, commuter, air tour operators, and aircraft manufacturers to implement a key safety tool aimed at reducing accidents. The U.S. regulator wants to extend a mandate …

Helicopter with 4 on Board Crashes in Gulf of Mexico

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard spent hours Thursday searching the waters off Louisiana for four people on board a helicopter that crashed while departing an oil platform. The helicopter’s pilot and three oil workers went into …

Congress OKs New Law on Tourist Boats After Missouri Tragedy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bill requiring stricter safety rules in response to the 2018 deadly sinking of a tourist boat in Missouri is headed to President Joe Biden for his signature. The legislation, which passed the Senate on …

Dallas Air Show Victims Named; NTSB Investigation Underway

DALLAS (AP) — Officials on Monday identified the six men killed in a deadly collision between two vintage military aircraft at a Dallas air show, all of whom were experienced aviators with years of flight training. The Commemorative Air Force, …

FAA Mandates Seaplane Inspections After Puget Sound Crash

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday ordered seaplanes like one that went down in Washington’s Puget Sound in September be inspected for a flaw that likely caused the deadly crash. The Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness directive requires that operators …

Mechanical Issue May Have Caused Deadly Seaplane Crash

SEATTLE (AP) — A mechanical issue may have caused the seaplane crash that killed 10 people off an island in Washington state last month, U.S. investigators said Monday. The National Transportation Safety Board, the agency investigating the Sept. 4 crash …