National Transportation Safety Board

A Boeing 777 airplane lies burned on the runway after it crashed landed at San Francisco International Airport July 6, 2013.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SFO Plane Crash Probe Brings Questions Over Automated Speed Controls

Investigators are trying to understand whether automated cockpit equipment Asiana flight 214’s pilots said they were relying on to control the airliner’s speed may have contributed to the plane’s dangerously low and slow approach just before it crashed.


A Boeing 777 airplane lies burned on the runway after it crash landed at San Francisco International Airport July 6, 2013. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

NTSB Investigates Whether Asiana Flight 214 Escape Chutes Malfunctioned

Several people aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214 have said at least one of the Boeing 777’s evacuation chutes opened inside the cabin rather than outside the jet after it crashed Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, federal investigators said Tuesday.


An image from home video provided to CNN shows Asiana Flight 214 upon impact. (CNN photo)

NTSB Notes Cockpit Inexperince As Jet’s Landing Gear Hit Seawall, Ejected Flight Attendants

Federal investigators said Asiana Flight 214’s landing gear hit a seawall before the tail of the plane during a weekend crash at SFO. The NTSB said it had also learned that the commanding pilot of the crashed jet was on his first trip as a flight instructor.


National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairwoman Deborah Hersman speaks during a news conference on July 8, 2013 in South San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Air Line Pilot’s Union Criticizes NTSB Handling Of SFO Crash Probe

A pilots’ union issued a statement Tuesday criticizing the National Transportation Safety Board for the way the agency is releasing information about the crash at San Francisco International Airport Saturday.


An NTSB investigator documents the tail section of the Asiana Airlines flight 214. (Photo by NTSB via Getty Images)

Tail Section From Asiana Flight 214 Found In San Francisco Bay; Pilots Being Interviewed

Part of the tail section of an Asiana jetliner that crashed at San Francisco International Airport was found in the waters of San Francisco Bay, and debris from the seawall was carried several hundred feet down the runway, a federal official said Monday.


NTSB Press Briefing

NTSB: Initial Sign Of Trouble Came 7 Seconds Before SFO Crash

The first sign of trouble for a Korean passenger jet that crashed at San Francisco International Airport came seven seconds before impact – the point where the crew realized they were too slow on their approach to land.


generic drunk driving

Feds Recommend Lower Blood Alcohol Limit For Drivers

Federal accident investigators recommended Tuesday that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries.


A firefighter is seen running as a massive fire roars through a San Bruno neighborhood. (AP)

Boxer, Feinstein Seek Tougher Pipeline Safety Measures

California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein called on Congress to pass even stricter measures to prevent pipeline disasters like the one in San Bruno.


Cupertino gas, leak, explosion

Feds Probe PG&E Gas Explosion In Cupertino

Federal investigators were looking into the explosion of a leaky Pacific Gas and Electric Co. gas pipeline in Cupertino that damaged a condominium.


Natural gas pipelines

California Pipeline Safety Legislation Lands On Governor’s Desk

The California legislature has passed a bill to require Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and other utilities to install remote-controlled automatic shut-off valves on gas transmission lines.