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4 years 2 months ago

Initial crash report released by NTSB

The initial report from the crash of a small plane at the Colorado Springs airport on December 22 has been released by the National Transportation Safety Board. The crash, in foggy weather, killed a young Air Force Academy graduate and his wife. According to the report the pilot,...

4 years 4 months ago

NTSB probes safety of airline partnerships

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal panel is examining whether regional airlines are being held to the same safety standards as their major carrier partners. The National Transportation Safety Board is holding a two-day forum beginning Tuesday on "code sharing" agreements that allow major carriers to sell seats on flights...

4 years 6 months ago

Montana plane crash revives 'lap child' debate

Federal transportation safety officials are using the crash of an overloaded plane in Montana to revive a debate about whether infants and toddlers should be allowed to travel on the laps of adults. The National Transportation Safety Board is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to require children under 2...

4 years 7 months ago

New clue in deadly Calhan plane crash

A federal investigator says the propellers weren't working when a twin-engine Cessna crashed near Calhan Monday, killing both men aboard. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Jennifer Rodi says the Cessna 310 has been moved to a hangar in Greeley where the engines will be examined closely. Authorities say...

4 years 7 months ago

Weather is a focus of crash probe

Federal investigators say weather is one factor they'll examine as they try determine the cause of Monday's plane crash in Alaska that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens and four others. Rescuers managed to reach the site just hours after the crash, but they and the four survivors were forced...

4 years 7 months ago

3 killed in national park plane crash

Investigators in Alaska say a cargo plane crashed in Denali National Park Sunday. The three people aboard are presumed dead. The National Park Service says the plane was a Fairchild C-123 registered to All West Freight Inc. of Delta Junction, Alaska. The plane crashed into the south-facing slope...

4 years 7 months ago

Nissan recalls 46,000 Cubes over fuel spillage

Nissan is recalling 46,000 of its Cube model over possible problems with fuel spilling during rear end collisions. In documents filed with the federal government, Nissan says tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found more fuel spilled than federal standards allow. Nissan says its own...

4 years 8 months ago

FAA places DIA injuries at 30

It felt like dropping down an elevator shaft. That's how one passenger described the turbulence aboard a United Airlines jet that made an emergency landing in Denver Tuesday night. One woman was jolted out of her seat so forcefully that she left a crack in the wall when she...

5 years 1 month ago

Investigation continues into mid-air collision

NTSB is holding press conference this afternoon and the wreckage is being removed after a two plane mid-air collision yesterday that killed three people in Boulder County. The crash happened around 1:30 yesterday afternoon when an airplane towing a glider collided with another plane, sending both crashing into the ground....

5 years 2 months ago

NTSB blames texting in deadly Calif. rail crash

A 16-month investigation into a deadly rail crash in California points to a commuter train engineer's text messaging as the primary cause rather than malfunctioning signs along the track, safety officials indicated Thursday. "Tragically, an instant message turned an ordinary commute into a catastrophe," said Deborah Hersman, chairwoman of...

5 years 4 months ago

NTSB: Wayward pilots were working on laptops

Two Northwest Airlines pilots reportedly told federal investigators that they were going over scheduling using their laptop computers in violation of company policy while their plane overflew their Minneapolis destination by 150 miles. National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement Monday that the pilots said in interviews that...

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