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  • Preliminary report blames engine trouble for deadly plane crash

    October 30, 2015 12:04 AM

    HAMMOND - A preliminary investigation blames a loss of engine power during takeoff for a deadly crash at the airport in Tangipahoa Parish recently. John Harris, of Denham Springs, was a passenger on the plane and died. The pilot of the Cessna 421B was from Lafayette. A more... more »
  • NTSB: Plane wreckage being removed from airport

    October 16, 2015 11:46 AM

    HAMMOND - The wreckage of an airplane that crashed at the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport is being removed. John Brannen, a senior National Transportation Safety Board investigator, says crews were removing the wreckage Friday. The twin-engine Cessna 421 crashed shortly after takeoff Wednesday. Two people aboard the plane... more »
  • Investigator says 2 killed when plane crashed into Florida mobile home

    October 14, 2015 11:37 AM

    PALM SPRINGS, Fla. - A Florida man says he was outside when a small plane crashed into his mobile home. Domingo Galicia says he immediately started screaming Tuesday night for his 21-year-old daughter Banny, who was inside the home and presumed dead. "It was like a bomb," Galicia told reporters... more »
  • Driver fatigue cited as cause of crash that injured comedian

    August 11, 2015 12:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board is blaming a fatigued Wal-Mart truck driver for a highway crash last year that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian. However, the board also said the failure of Morgan and other passengers riding in a limousine-van to wear seatbelts... more »
  • Amtrak service through Philadelphia won't resume Monday

    May 15, 2015 3:19 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Amtrak now says its rail service between New York and Philadelphia will probably be suspended through Monday, while tracks and other equipment are repaired in the area where a derailment Tuesday night killed eight people. The railroad had earlier said limited service would resume Monday. The last of... more »
  • NTSB points to battery defect in Boeing 787 fire

    December 1, 2014 1:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - A report by federal accident investigators points to a manufacturing defect as the likely cause of an internal short circuit that led to a battery fire in a Boeing 787 airliner parked at Boston's airport last year. The National Transportation Safety Board report released Monday says an inspection... more »
  • Search and rescue continues after jet crash

    November 20, 2013 8:02 AM

    DANIA BEACH, Fla. - Coast Guard officials say search and rescue efforts continue for two people who were aboard a jet en route to Mexico that plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off Florida. Two people have been confirmed dead. The Coast Guard said early Wednesday that crews were searching... more »
  • Smoke billows from Asiana wreckage overnight

    July 12, 2013 9:04 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Crews removing the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport have encountered smoke. Smoke billowing from the wreckage overnight Friday was captured by KGO-TV cameras. The news station says it occurred moments after crews used a sling to lift the fuselage. The... more »
  • Investigation into Baker plane crash continues

    June 8, 2013 6:58 PM

    BAKER- The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are leading the investigation into how and why that plane crashed in a Baker neighborhood yesterday. So far both agencies have not been able to uncover the exact cause. However, the NTSB says they will remove the plane... more »
  • Report issued on helicopter crash

    April 16, 2013 11:59 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - A preliminary report issued by the National Transportation and Safety Board finds the two tail rotors were missing from a helicopter that crashed near the Calcasieu/Cameron Parish line in March. The American Press reports three people were killed when the Era helicopter went down while on a... more »
  • NTSB: 787 battery approval should be reconsidered

    February 7, 2013 11:03 AM

    WASHINGTON- A top federal safety official says the government should reconsider its approval of the kind of batteries used in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner because they can explode into fires, a specter that manufacturer testing did not pick up. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Hersman says Thursday that Boeing's safety... more »
  • NTSB recommends ignition locks for all DWI offenders check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 11, 2012 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The National Transportation Safety Board recommends all states require ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers, including first time offenders. In the last three years, over 1,500 first time offenders in East Baton Rouge have been stopped for drunk driving. The offense is an automatic misdemeanor,... more »
  • NTSB: Require ignition locks for all drunk drivers

    December 11, 2012 10:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - A federal safety board is recommending that all states require ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders. The five-member National Transportation Safety Board said the devices are currently the best available solution to reducing drunk driving deaths, which account for about a third of the... more »
  • NTSB heads to house where small plane crashed

    November 14, 2012 7:15 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - National Transportation Safety Board investigators headed to Jackson, Miss., early Wednesday to inspect the wreckage at a house where a small plane crashed, killing the three people aboard the plane and igniting a huge fire. Terry Williams, with the NTSB in Washington, said investigators would meet... more »
  • NTSB recommends ban on driver cell phone use

    December 13, 2011 12:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal accident investigators recommended states ban the use of cell phones and other electronic devices by all drivers except in emergencies. The National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation followed a finding by the board that the initial collision in a deadly highway pileup in Missouri last year was caused... more »

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