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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • PBSO helicopter crash blamed on pilot, instructor

    PBSO helicopter crash blamed on pilot, instructor
    While about 750 feet above ground, a Palm Beach Sheriff's Office flight instructor cut the power in a Bell 407 helicopter to simulate an engine failure – and see how another deputy pilot would react. He didn't. By the time the flight instructor...
  • Pilot in Virgin Galactic crash thrown from plane while strapped in seat

    Pilot in Virgin Galactic crash thrown from plane while strapped in seat
    The pilot who survived the Virgin Galactic crash in the Mojave Desert last month was thrown from SpaceShipTwo still strapped in his seat as the plane broke apart in midair, federal investigators reported. Pilot Peter Siebold told investigators that he...
  • NTSB: Deadly East Haven Plane Crash Caused By Pilot Error

    NTSB: Deadly East Haven Plane Crash Caused By Pilot Error
    Pilot error was the probable cause of a crash in August 2013 in which a plane hit two homes in East Haven, killing the pilot and three other people, the National Transportation Safety Board said. The report, released last month, points to the pilot's...
  • NTSB: Surviving SpaceShipTwo pilot thrown clear by breakup

    NTSB: Surviving SpaceShipTwo pilot thrown clear by breakup
    The surviving pilot of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo was thrown from the rocket-powered vehicle when it broke apart last month, and he was able to unbuckle from his seat before his parachute deployed automatically, officials said on Wednesday. The ...
  • 1st responders take peek inside tank car in training exercise

    1st responders take peek inside tank car in training exercise
    About 60 first responders from a score of Chicago suburbs got an inside look, literally, at the type of railroad car used to haul thousands of gallons of crude oil, ethanol and other potentially hazardous materials through their communities each day....
  • Inspiration is lost in commercialization of space exploration

    The following editorial appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday, Nov. 7: Gone are the inspiring images of heroic astronauts marching toward the gantry, helmets cradled in their arms and smiles on their faces. The latest portrayals of American...
  • Small-plane crash in Northern California kills both occupants

    Small-plane crash in Northern California kills both occupants
    Authorities were working over the weekend to recover wreckage from a small-plane crash that killed two people near Gilroy. The Cessna 140 crashed Saturday evening "under unknown circumstances" about four miles northwest of Hollister, sustaining...
  • Santa Monica versus the FAA over airport

    Santa Monica versus the FAA over airport
    The Santa Monica Airport has long been embattled. City officials and nearby residents have made no secret of the fact that they are weary of it, especially as larger and larger private jets take off from and land on its single runway. Neighbors, some...
  • Pilot blamed in fatal 2013 crash near Executive Airport

    Pilot blamed in fatal 2013 crash near Executive Airport
    The National Transportation Safety Board has blamed the pilot of a twin-engine plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in March 2013, saying he failed to control the aircraft after it apparently lost power. The...
  • Truckers can use hands-free devices safely

    Truckers can use hands-free devices safely
    We're writing in response to your recent editorial criticizing the Maryland Motor Truck Association's position on highway safety and the use of mobile technology ("The NTSB's call for safety," Oct. 24). MMTA and the American Trucking Associations both...
  • NTSB: Plane that crashed in Wichita never reached 150 feet

    WICHITA, Kan. A preliminary report by a federal agency investigating the fatal plane crash Oct. 30 at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport says it appears the plane never got higher than 150 feet off the ground before slamming into a nearby building. The...