A short circuit likely due to a manufacturing defect in a Boeing 787 airliner battery caused a fire last year that grounded the planes for more than three months, federal accident investigators said Monday.
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.
Billionaire Richard Branson is promising to find out what caused the crash of his Virgin Galactic prototype space tourism rocket that killed a test pilot, but federal investigators are cautioning that it may take up to a year to learn exactly what went wrong.
The plane crash that killed a seasoned military pilot near Port Hueneme was under investigation Thursday by the NTSB and the FAA, officials said.
Brian Lee, 47, was killed along with an 8-year-old passenger.
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.
Federal investigators Monday shifted their investigation of last week’s deadly bus crash in Orland to Los Angeles, officials said.
Federal investigators said Sunday that they haven’t found physical evidence confirming a witness’ claim that a FedEx truck was on fire before it slammed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people in Northern California.
Federal investigators are looking into a driver’s claim that a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened out-of-control across a freeway median and slammed into a bus taking high school students on a college tour, killed 10 people and injuring dozens more.
A teen girl is the most recent of the 10 victims to be identified following a fiery crash involving a FedEx delivery truck and a charter bus carrying high school students.
The glider came down in a remote mountainous area, officials said.
A pilot and a passenger were rescued after a small plane crashed in the ocean near Catalina Island Saturday.
A preliminary investigative report on last month’s private jet accident at Santa Monica Airport provides no indication of why the aircraft crashed into a hangar, killing the pilot and three passengers.
Federal safety investigators say operators of the historic Angels Flight funicular railway in downtown Los Angeles intentionally overrode a safety system before two cars derailed last month.
Authorities have identified the remains of the fourth person pulled from the charred wreckage of a private jet that crashed into a hangar after landing at Santa Monica Airport last weekend.