National Transportation Safety Board

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

A Boeing 777 airplane lies burned on the runway after it crash landed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Pilots, Airline Fault Equipment In Asiana Crash

The pilots of Asiana Flight 214, which crashed in San Francisco in July, as well as the airline, are raising the possibility that a key device that controls the Boeing 777’s speed may have malfunctioned, an aviation expert familiar with the investigation into the crash said Tuesday.

10/08/2013

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Americans Anxious, Irritated as Government Shuts Down

From New York’s Liberty Island to Alaska’s Denali National Park, the U.S. government closed its doors as a bitter budget fight idled hundreds of thousands of federal workers and halted all but the most critical government services for the first time in nearly two decades.

10/01/2013

File photo of a landing strip, as seen from the cockpit of an airplane. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Va. Pilot Killed In Crash Was Practicing Landing

Federal investigators say a student pilot killed in a plane crash at Danville Regional Airport was practicing solo landing.

09/09/2013

Traffic backs up at the Bay Bridge in Maryland (Photo credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

NTSB Releases Initial Report on Bay Bridge Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its initial report on the July Chesapeake Bay Bridge accident that sent a car careening over the side of the structure and into the water below.

08/19/2013

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New School Bus Safety Recommendations Expected

Federal accident investigators are considering new safety recommendations for school buses, large trucks and commercial drivers based on two similar fatal crashes in New Jersey and Florida last year.

07/23/2013

File photo of school buses at a school. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New School Bus Safety Recommendations Expected

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators are expected to make new school bus safety recommendations based on fatal accidents in New Jersey and Florida last year. The National Transportation Safety Board meets Tuesday to consider a […]

07/23/2013

Tourists line the beach in Ocean City, Maryland. (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

NTSB: Plane Found Fractured on Md. Ocean Floor

The National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report on the Ocean City plane crash that killed two off-duty police officers says the plane appeared intact as it hit the ocean.

07/15/2013

A Boeing 777 airplane lies burned on the runway after it crash landed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Crash Victim May Have Been Run Over By Emergency Vehicle

A county coroner said his office is conducting an autopsy to determine whether one of the teenage victims of the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport was run over and killed by an emergency vehicle.

07/08/2013

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