Federal Investigators Say Watchman Could Have Saved Lives In Deadly Conception Dive Boat FireThe lack of a required roving night watchman aboard a scuba dive boat delayed the detection of a fire that killed 34 people off the coast of Southern California including seven San Francisco Bay Area residents, federal officials announced Tuesday
Documents: Crew In 2019 Dive Boat Disaster Had No Training On Emergency ProceduresCrew members on a dive boat say they were never instructed on emergency procedures before a predawn fire swept through the vessel as it was anchored off the Southern California coast, killing 34 people as they slept below deck, according to federal documents released Wednesday.
Dive Boat Fire Wreckage Taken To Navy Base For InvestigationFederal investigators identified a violation of Coast Guard regulations that could trigger criminal charges in the California dive boat disaster that killed 34 people, many of whom were from the Bay Area.
NTSB: All Dive Boat Crewmembers Asleep When Fire Began Aboard Doomed ShipA preliminary report into the dive boat disaster off the Southern California coast says all six crewmembers were asleep when fire broke out aboard the vessel.
Pilot Killed In Mt. Diablo Plane Crash Was Still An Aviation StudentChris de Bar, the man who died when his plane crashed into Mount Diablo sometime Friday night, was said to have lived life to the extreme.
Fatal Plane Crash Site On Mount Diablo Considered A Crime SceneA pilot died when small plane crashed into Mount Diablo, Friday night. The plane was flying from Hayward to Lincoln, California.
NTSB: Air Canada Near Miss At SFO Could Have Been 'Major Disaster'The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a scathing new report that shows just how close a Canadian jet came to disaster at San Francisco International Airport.
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.