National Transportation Safety Board News

Bus Heading to Grand Canyon Rolls Over; One Dead, Two Critical

PHOENIX (AP) — A Las Vegas-based tour bus heading to the Grand Canyon rolled over in northwestern Arizona on Friday, killing one person and critically injuring two others, authorities said. The cause of the wreck around noon Friday was not …

Safety Board: More Guidance Needed to Protect Firefighters From Electric Vehicle Fires

Electric vehicle manufacturers should provide more specific information to first responders and tow truck drivers on how to cope with lithium-ion battery fires, which continuously reignite even after being doused with water, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a …

Transportation Dept. Announces Railroads, Transit Systems Meet Key Safety Deadline

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Transportation Department announced Tuesday that anti-derailment technology positive train control, or PTC, is in operation on all required railroad route miles ahead of a Dec. 31 deadline set by Congress. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has …

NTSB: Safety Processes Failed in Crash That Killed 7 Bikers

Systems meant to keep motorists safe failed to prevent a pickup driver on drugs from crashing last year into an oncoming group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire, leading to the death of seven bikers, the National Transportation Safety Board found …

NTSB Release Details in Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists

The pickup truck driver charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire last year told authorities he had drug problem, regularly used heroin and cocaine but believed he was not impaired at the time of the crash. …

NTSB to Vote on Probable Cause of Fatal California Boat Fire

LOS ANGELES — Federal authorities are expected to vote Tuesday on what likely sparked a fire aboard a scuba dive boat last year that killed 34 people off the coast of Southern California. The pre-dawn blaze aboard the Conception is …

NTSB Urged to Send Staffer to Prominent Attorney Crash Site

CORFU, N.Y. — Two members of Congress from New York called on the National Transportation Safety Board to reverse its decision not to send an investigator to the scene of a small plane crash that killed a prominent attorney and …

Prominent NY Attorney, Niece, Killed in Small Plane Crash

NEW YORK — Personal injury attorney Steve Barnes, whose law firm Cellino & Barnes was known on two coasts for its catchy TV jingle, was killed Friday in a small plane crash in western New York. Barnes, a registered pilot, …

NTSB: Regulators Failed at Jobs in Limo Crash That Killed 20

ALBANY, N.Y. — Federal investigators examining the 2018 crash of a stretch limousine that killed 20 people said Tuesday that state regulators repeatedly failed to oversee a poorly maintained vehicle with corroded brakes. National Transportation Safety Board members are expected …

NTSB: Pilot’s Actions Likely Caused Earnhardt Plane Crash

A pilot’s inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew’s decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019, according …