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NTSB faults Air Canada pilots for last year’s near disaster

Federal safety officials blame two Air Canada pilots for coming within 10 to 20 feet of crashing their jetliner into a plane on the ground last year in San Francisco.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Investigator: No evidence Boston-area gas explosions intentional

There’s no evidence to suggest the gas explosions that rocked communities north of Boston were intentional, a federal investigator said Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 2:20 p.m.

Officials work to pinpoint cause of ‘Armageddon’-like blasts outside Boston

Investigators worked Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of fiery natural gas explosions that killed a teen driver in his car just hours after he got his license, …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 8 a.m.

Preliminary report says plane broke up midair before Deer Park crash

A plane piloted by a student that crashed near Deer Park in mid July, killing all three occupants, is believed to have broken up in midair before slamming into an …


NTSB: Recordings show change in weather before boat sank

Video and audio recordings from a fatal tourist boat accident in Missouri show that the lake went from calm to deadly dangerous in a matter of minutes, the National Transportation …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

Two expectant fathers among victims of Friday’s plane crash near Deer Park

Two men, each of whom had a wife expecting a child, were among the three people who died Friday morning in a plane crash near Deer Park, according to online …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

NTSB hears from witnesses on Washington state train wreck

Federal safety investigators on Tuesday questioned transportation officials about last year’s Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle that killed three people and injured dozens, focusing some questions on the curve …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

Feds say Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian but didn’t brake

The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Police probe whether Autopilot feature was on in Tesla crash

Police are investigating whether a Tesla sedan’s semi-autonomous Autopilot feature was engaged when it rear-ended a fire department truck in Utah.


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

U.S. regulators to require inspections after engine explosion

U.S. airline regulators said late Wednesday they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one involved in a fatal failure that killed a woman in a plane that …


Outside View: Accident shows rail safety can’t be delayed

Although the NTSB investigation is just getting underway, some important questions must be answered by the public and private operators of passenger trains in Washington state and beyond.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 5:51 p.m.

Investigators fault driver in Tesla Autopilot crash

An inattentive driver’s over reliance on his Tesla Model S sedan’s semi-autonomous driving system and a truck driver who made a left-hand turn in front of the car are both …


Pilot, company culture blamed for 2015 Alaska plane crash that killed nine

Pilot error, an air company’s culture and its lack of a formal safety program were behind a fatal crash that killed nine people two years ago on sightseeing flight in …


NTSB to probe Philadelphia trolley crash that hurt nearly 50

Federal crash investigators are heading to Philadelphia a day after a collision between two trolley cars injured nearly 50 people.


NTSB to determine cause of 2015 Ride the Ducks crash

The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting to determine the probable cause of the 2015 crash of a Ride the Ducks vehicle that left five people dead and dozens injured.


Report: Train didn’t heed stop signal in deadly Texas wreck

DALLAS – A train failed to heed a stop signal before it barreled head-on into another freight train last month in the Texas Panhandle, killing three, according to a preliminary …


In deadly 2015 Amtrak wreck, NTSB blames distracted engineer

The speeding Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, most likely ran off the rails because the engineer was distracted by word of a nearby commuter …


Anchorage fire chief: 4 dead in fiery Alaska airplane crash

The bodies of four people killed when a small airplane crashed Wednesday and burst into flames have been recovered from a heavily wooded area north of Anchorage, officials said.


Pilot in fatal Spokane River plane crash fought to ‘get back’

After barely recovering from an in-flight emergency just after takeoff from Felts Field, pilot Richard Runyon somehow managed to get the single-engine plane stabilized over Newman Lake and had nearly …


Felts Field pilot radioed about aileron problem before crashing into Spokane River

The pilot of a plane that crashed into the Spokane River earlier this month had already recovered from one in-flight emergency and was on final approach to Felts Field when …


Plane plunges, sinks in river

Two men in a plane that crashed during a test flight and sank into the Spokane River near Felts Field Thursday afternoon died after they were underwater for nearly 30 …


UPDATED: Thu., May 7, 2015, 10:56 p.m.

Two dead in plane crash in Spokane River

Two men were pulled from a single-engine airplane that crashed into the Spokane River this afternoon near Felts Field, authorities said.


Preliminary report released on Seattle news helicopter crash

SEATTLE (AP) — Video shows that a news helicopter that went down in Seattle and killed two people this week began rotating at takeoff before it pitched forward in a …


NTSB: I-5 bridge collapse a wake-up call

SEATTLE (AP) — The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said today the bridge collapse in Washington state is a wake-up call for the nation.