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NTSB: Co-Pilot Error Blamed For Crash Of Virgin Galactic SpaceshipFederal safety investigators said Tuesday the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year was caused by a catastrophic structural failure triggered when the co-pilot unlocked the craft's braking system early.
NTSB Finds Probable Cause In BART Protocol That Resulted In Track Workers' DeathsBART's since-suspended "simple approval" practice was the probable cause of an accident that killed two track workers in Contra Costa County in 2013 according to the NTSB.
NTSB Ruling Rattles America's Fledgling Drone IndustryWhile the FAA is still considering how to regulate the commercial use of drones, NTSB is calling them aircraft, which could set a precedent...
Fire Killed Pilot After He Crashed During Travis AFB Airshow, Autopsy FindsAn autopsy report said it wasn’t the crash or the upside-down slide that killed pilot Eddie Andreini during an airshow at Travis Air Force Base last month. The report indicates he had survived the crash, only to be burned to death.
Federal Investigators Examine Pilots' Actions In Asiana Flight 214 CrashThe crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport last July was a result of an over-reliance on automated systems in the plane, National Transportation Safety Board officials said at a hearing today in Washington, D.C.
NTSB Says Fatal Crash At Travis AFB Air Show Occurred During Attempted Ribbon Cutting Maneuver Stunt pilot Eddie Andreini planned to make three passes in his 1944 Super Stearman biplane during a “ribbon-cut maneuver” at the Thunder Over Solano Air Show at Travis Air Force Base earlier this month.
NTSB Says Deadly Fairfield Air Show Crash Investigation Could Take At Least 9 MonthsNTSB investigators say they will look into the emergency response time following a deadly air-show plane accident Sunday in Fairfield and that it could take up to nine months to complete.
NTSB Investigator: Planes Were Involved In Passing Maneuver During Collision Over SF Bay An NTSB investigator says the two planes that collided over San Francisco Bay on Sunday, causing one of them to crash into the water, were involved in a passing maneuver.
Drivers In Fiery I-5 Bus Crash In Northern California Had Clean DMV RecordsBoth drivers in the fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records.
NTSB: No Evidence Of Pre-Impact Fire In Deadly I-5 CrashNTSB spokesman Mark Rosekind told reporters Sunday there was no evidence the FedEx big rig was on fire before crashing into the school bus on I-5 in Orland.
Death Toll Rises To 10 After Fiery Bus Crash On Interstate 5The California Highway Patrol says the driver of a FedEx delivery truck and a charter bus driver carrying high school students on a college visit are among the 10 people killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 5 Thursday evening.
Asiana Airlines Blames Low Air Speed Warning For SFO Crash Asiana Airlines officials say a Boeing 777 that crashed at San Francisco International Airport last July had inadequate warning systems to alert the crew to problems with air speed.
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