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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Couple in Midway crash thank firefighters for going 'above and beyond their job'

    Couple in Midway crash thank firefighters for going 'above and beyond their job'
    A wedding album. Cookbooks. A favorite baking pan. The elderly couple who survived a plane crashing into their home near Midway Airport say they are "forever grateful" to the firefighters who not only came to their aid this week but went out of their way...
  • Bus crashed twice in one day: Police ID passenger who died

    Bus crashed twice in one day: Police ID passenger who died
    A tour bus crashed twice on Sunday in Northern California -- the second time killing one man and injuring 30 other passengers -- and an investigation is underway. The CHP said Monday the fact that the bus crashed into a Denny's before the later deadly...
  • CHP looks at whether driver fatigue was a factor in fatal bus crash

    Authorities are looking into how many hours a tour bus driver had been behind the wheel Sunday when he crashed twice in Northern California, with the second accident killing one man and injuring 30 other passengers. The California Highway Patrol said...
  • NTSB finds sinking of Baltimore tugboat result of mate's misjudgment

    NTSB finds sinking of Baltimore tugboat result of mate's misjudgment
    The National Transportation Safety Board found that a tugboat sank, spilling diesel fuel off Locust Point last year, after a mate misjudged the location of a collapsed pier, according to a report released Tuesday. The mate operating the harbor assist...
  • FAA should curb its regulatory authority over commercial drone use

    For more than half a century, the Federal Aviation Administration has piloted the development of sensible aviation regulation in the United States. Unfortunately, when Congress enacted legislation in 2012 directing the FAA to craft rules for small...
  • Plug the crude-by-rail pipeline

    Plug the crude-by-rail pipeline
    Last Monday night, community and environmental organizations and residents of South Baltimore turned out to voice their concerns and objection to the Maryland Department of the Environment's consideration of Targa Resources' air pollution permit for a...
  • Expert: Pilot in Palos plane crash may have been suffering 'spatial disorientation'

    Expert: Pilot in Palos plane crash may have been suffering 'spatial disorientation'
    The National Transportation Safety Board issued a preliminary report on the plane crash in Palos Hills that killed three Kansas doctors, but officials said it may take a year or more before air safety investigators determine the cause of the accident....