National Transportation Safety Board
The 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.
Investigators 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.
Forty-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.
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.
The Cessna single-engine 172 went down Sunday afternoon in the 10300 block of N. San Fernando Road, just across the street from Whiteman Airport.
Three 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.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators Tuesday were on the scene of a deadly mid-air collision that occurred in Ventura County.
Federal 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.
Authorities say a single-engine plane crashed and caught fire at a Southern California airport, leaving one of two people inside with serious injuries.