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  • 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 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 »
  • Three dead in helicopter crash

    March 25, 2010 11:46 AM

    Three crew members are dead after a medical helicopter crashed in a rainy field Thursday morning in western Tennessee. The three were on a return trip from delivering a patient. Authorities say it went down just a few miles from its destination. Officials say there was no indication of... more »

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