National Transportation Safety Board

NTSB Preliminary Report Finds Train Crash Caused By Wrong Turn Onto TracksA truck driver mistakenly turned onto the tracks of a commuter rail line and went about 80 feet before getting stuck, federal accident investigators wrote Thursday in their initial findings about a deadly train collision.
SpaceShipTwo Pilot Was Unaware Co-Pilot Had Unlocked BrakesThe pilot of the Virgin Galactic spaceship that tore apart over the Mojave Desert didn't know his co-pilot had prematurely unlocked its brakes, despite protocol requiring the co-pilot to announce the step.
NTSB Investigates Pilot Error As Possible Cause Of Virgin Galactic CrashInvestigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the possible role pilot error may have had in the mid-flight failure and crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo on Friday.
NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On Fatal Orland Bus Crash, Cause Not Yet DeterminedForty-three high school students and three adult chaperones were on a bus traveling from Los Angeles for a tour of Humboldt University when the bus was struck by a FedEx tractor trailer on April 10.
PG&E Criminally Charged In Fatal Bay Area Gas Pipeline Blast Pacific Gas and Electric was charged on Tuesday with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Wreckage Cleared After Small Plane Crash In Pacoima Parking LotThe Cessna single-engine 172 went down Sunday afternoon in the 10300 block of N. San Fernando Road, just across the street from Whiteman Airport.
Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Filed In Santa Monica Plane CrashThree sons who lost their mother in a plane crash at Santa Monica Airport filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the estate of the aircraft's pilot, alleging negligence.
NTSB Investigating Deadly Midair Collision Over Ventura CountyNational Transportation Safety Board investigators Tuesday were on the scene of a deadly mid-air collision that occurred in Ventura County.
NTSB Report Blames Metrolink Crew In 2008 CrashFederal safety officials say Metrolink engineers are probably to blame for a 2008 accident in which a commuter train scraped against a freight train entering a siding east of Los Angeles.
1 Hurt After Plane Crashes On Runway Of Chino AirportAuthorities say a single-engine plane crashed and caught fire at a Southern California airport, leaving one of two people inside with serious injuries.
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