National Transportation Safety Board News

Alaska Floatplanes Collided at 3,300 Feet Before Crashing

About the photo: Emergency responders assist a passenger injured in a crash of a Taquan Air plane in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Ketchikan, Alaska. All nearly a dozen passengers on board survived …

Tesla Autopilot was Engaged During Fatal Florida Crash

WASHINGTON — Tesla Inc’s Autopilot feature was engaged during a fatal March 1 crash of a 2018 Model 3 in Delray Beach, Florida, in at least the third fatal U.S. crash reported involving the driver-assistance system, the National Transportation Safety …

FAA Sees Uncertain Timeline for Review of 737 Max Software Fix

U.S. aviation regulators expect to receive Boeing Co.’s proposed software fix for the grounded 737 Max as soon as next week and will then begin a review that will include test flights and input from a technical advisory board. “We …

Safety Board Investigating Deadly Mid-Air Collision in Alaska

About the photo: Emergency response crews transport an injured passenger to an ambulance at the George Inlet Lodge docks, Monday, in Ketchikan, Alaska. The passenger was from one of two sightseeing planes reported down in George Inlet early Monday afternoon …

‘Miracle’: Plane Crashes into Florida River, but No Deaths

A charter plane carrying 143 people from the U.S. military base in Cuba to north Florida ended up in a river off the end of a runway Friday night, and while some passengers were hospitalized, no critical injuries or deaths …

Catch Them If You Can: The Soaring Business of Downing Drones

Just shoot them down? After troublesome drones infiltrated London’s Gatwick airport late last year, disrupting passenger flights and costing potentially millions of pounds in revenue, that was the instinctive question posed by the watching world. But for some businesses, shooting …

Fatal Plane Crash in Southern California Prison Yard Kills One

NORCO, Calif. — A one-of-its-kind flying wing aircraft crashed and burst into flames in the exercise yard of a Southern California prison on Monday, killing at least one person, authorities said. The Northrop N-9M crashed around midday “under unknown circumstance” …

‘Reckless’ Amtrak Engineer Was Driving at Double Speed Limit

The New York-bound Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing seven and injuring more than 200, was traveling 106 miles per hour just before the accident, more than double the speed limit, according to U.S. regulators. The engineer applied full …

Pilots’ Fatigue Cited in Probe of Fatal UPS Plane Crash

Fatigued United Parcel Service Inc. pilots committed multiple errors before their airplane slammed into a hillside last year in Alabama, investigators said. An improper landing approach was deemed today to be the cause of the crash as a National Transportation …

NTSB Releases Final Report on 2012 N.J. Freight Train Derailment

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final report on systemic flaws leading up to a 2012 train derailment that leaked a dangerous gas in southern New Jersey. The report issued Tuesday was approved by the NTSB last month, …