National Transportation Safety Board

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NTSB: Gov’t Aircraft Regulations Apply To Drones

The government has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft recklessly, a federal safety board ruled Tuesday in a setback to small drone operators chafing under Federal Aviation Administration restrictions.

11/18/2014

Smoke rises from a derailed train May 28, 2013 in White Marsh, Maryland.  The cargo train crashed into a garbage truck near Baltimore and exploded after it derailed.  (credit: Steve Ruark/Getty Images)

Final Report: Driver Distracted in Md. Derailment

Federal regulators are set to release their final report in a fiery 2013 crash between a freight train and a dump truck that caused an explosive derailment and rattled homes a half-mile away.

10/22/2014

Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, says NTSB report. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Study: More Pilots Testing Positive For Drugs

Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, says NTSB report.

09/09/2014

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Families of 2 Killed in Derailment Mull Lawsuit

A day after federal officials released investigative documents about a fatal Maryland train derailment, the parents of two 19-year-old women who were killed in the incident criticized CSX Corporation and federal transportation officials and said they are considering a lawsuit against the railroad.

07/15/2014

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NTSB: Ship Hit Md. CSX Pier While Going Too Fast

The National Transportation Safety Board says high speed was the probable cause of a shipping accident that did more than $2 million worth of damage to a CSX Corp. coal pier in Baltimore Harbor.

04/18/2014

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Judge Dismisses FAA’s Only Fine Against Commercial Drone User

A federal judge has dismissed the Federal Aviation Administration’s only fine against a commercial drone user on the grounds that the small drone was no different than a model aircraft, a decision that appears to undermine the agency’s power to keep a burgeoning civilian drone industry out of the skies.

03/07/2014

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Report: Pilots Often Head To Wrong Airports

Do you know the way to San Jose? Quite a few airline pilots apparently don’t.

02/10/2014

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NTSB: Oil Train Crash Risks ‘Major Loss Of Life’

Warning that a “major loss of life” could result from an accident involving the increasing use of trains to transport large amounts of crude oil, U.S. and Canadian accident investigators urged their governments Thursday to impose new safety rules.

01/23/2014

Industry officials say an advisory committee is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to relax its restrictions on airline passenger use of smartphones and other personal electronic devices during takeoffs and landings. (Photo Credit: ThinkStock)

Pilot Use Of Automation Eyed In Air Crashes

Pilots are becoming so reliant on the computer systems that do most of the flying in today’s airliners that on the rare occasions when something goes wrong, they’re sometimes unprepared to take control, according to aviation safety experts and government and industry studies.

12/02/2013

Emergency personnel investigate the scene of a Metro train collision in Washington, D.C., on June 22, 2009. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro Completes More NTSB Recommendations

Metro says it has completed 20 of the 29 recommendations the National Transportation Safety Board made following the 2009 crash of two red line trains that resulted in the deaths of nine people.

11/06/2013

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