National Transportation Safety Board

Sheriff's deputies inspect the wreckage of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShip 2 in a desert field November 2, 2014 north of Mojave, California on The Virgin Galactic SpaceShip 2 crashed on October 31, 2014 during a test flight, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another. (credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

SpaceShipTwo Pilot Was Unaware Co-Pilot Had Unlocked Brakes

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.

11/12/2014

Sheriff's deputies inspect the wreckage of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShip 2 in a desert field November 2, 2014 north of Mojave, California on The Virgin Galactic SpaceShip 2 crashed on October 31, 2014 during a test flight, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another. (credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

NTSB Investigates Pilot Error As Possible Cause Of Virgin Galactic Crash

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.

11/03/2014

Ten were killed when a FedEx tractor-trailer slammed into a bus en route to Humboldt State University in Orland, California on April 10, 2014 (credit: CBS)

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On Fatal Orland Bus Crash, Cause Not Yet Determined

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.

04/25/2014

Smoke rises from a smoldering fire as firefighters sift through rubble at a burned home that was destroyed by a massive explosion and fire September 10, 2010 in San Bruno, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/01/2014

(credit: CBS)

Wreckage Cleared After Small Plane Crash In Pacoima Parking Lot

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/30/2013

A twin-engine Cessna crashed into a hangar at Santa Monica Airport after landing. (credit: Valerie Vanderwest/UGC)

Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Filed In Santa Monica Plane Crash

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.

11/05/2013

(credit: CBS)

NTSB Investigating Deadly Midair Collision Over Ventura County

National Transportation Safety Board investigators Tuesday were on the scene of a deadly mid-air collision that occurred in Ventura County.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/30/2013

NTSB Report Blames Metrolink Crew In 2008 Crash

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.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/28/2011

(CBS)

1 Hurt After Plane Crashes On Runway Of Chino Airport

Authorities say a single-engine plane crashed and caught fire at a Southern California airport, leaving one of two people inside with serious injuries.

12/11/2010

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