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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • 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...
  • After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers

    After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers
    The freight train derailment and explosion that caused millions of dollars in property damage in Rosedale last year spurred National Transportation Safety Board officials on Wednesday to call for new laws banning the use of hands-free cellphone devices by...
  • Investigators scrutinize pilot actions in Virgin Galactic crash

    The National Transportation Safety Board appears to be taking a much closer look at the potential for pilot error as the cause of the fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic spacecraft. The agency's acting chairman, Christopher Hart, said Monday night that a...
  • Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash

    Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash
    The Virgin Galactic rocket plane had just broken the sound barrier and was shooting toward the heavens when it began disintegrating, battered by powerful aerodynamic forces. The pilots were strapped into their seats as entire pieces were torn from...
  • Pilot killed in spaceship crash identified as Michael Alsbury

    Pilot killed in spaceship crash identified as Michael Alsbury
    Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson vowed on Saturday to find out what caused his space tourism company's passenger spaceship to crash during a test flight in California, killing one pilot and injuring the other, but expressed a desire to press on...
  • Pilot error possible cause of Virgin Galactic crash, NTSB says

    Pilot error possible cause of Virgin Galactic crash, NTSB says
    The fatal crash last week of an experimental rocket ship designed to shoot wealthy tourists into space raises serious safety issues, including questions over pilot error, the escape system for its crew, and the ship's exotic rocket motor. The National...
  • Virgin Galactic crash: Copilot who died unlocked lever early, NTSB says

    The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed Monday night that the copilot who died in the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo prematurely unlocked the spacecraft's aerodynamic controls. After some confusion, acting chairman...
  • Virgin Galactic crash: Is space tourism worth the risk?

    To the editor: In assessing the damage caused by the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, Richard Branson quoted another famous British citizen, Sir Isaac Newton, saying that his team is "standing on the shoulders of giants." ("Virgin Galactic fatal...
  • 'Pilot error' may have contributed to SpaceShipTwo's crash, NTSB says

    'Pilot error' may have contributed to SpaceShipTwo's crash, NTSB says
    Just before SpaceShipTwo broke apart in midair Friday, the tail lifted prematurely after the co-pilot changed the aerodynamic controls, the leader of the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday night. Two levers were supposed to be pulled...
  • Key function of crashed Virgin spacecraft deployed early: NTSB

    Key function of crashed Virgin spacecraft deployed early: NTSB
    The investigation into last week's deadly crash of the Virgin Galactic spaceship has found that the "feathering" function to help it descend into the atmosphere from space was deployed early, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Sunday....