Articles Tagged with ntsb

Did Object Hit Amtrak Train Before Derailing?

APTOPIX Amtrak Crash

The FBI has been summoned to examine the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night after reports that the Amtrak train’s windshield may have been damaged by a projectile. At a news conference Friday evening, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Robert Sumwalt announced that investigators had interviewed two assistant conductors from the Amtrak… Read more »

San Francisco Approach ‘Very Stressful’ For Pilot Of Asiana Flight 214

San Francisco Approach Was Stressful For Pilot Of Asiana Flight 214

The approach to San Francisco International Airport stressed the pilot of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which crashed landed in July, according to a report released by the National Transportation Safety Board. The 45-page document determines that the autopilot was disconnected and the autothrottle changed from “thrust” to “hold” when the plane was up 1,600 feet,… Read more »

Connecticut Plane Crash Pilot Survived Previous Accident

Connecticut plane crash pilot second accident.

The plane accident that killed four people when a plane crashed into a Connecticut neighborhood, wasn’t the first accident for the pilot, former Microsoft executive Bill Henningsgaard. Henningsgaard was on a college search trip with his son Maxwell when their plane crashed into the house killing two children inside. On Saturday, East Haven police released… Read more »

Connecticut Plane Crash: Pilot Identified As Former Microsoft VP [Video]

Connecticut plane crash pilot second accident.

Friday’s Connecticut plane crash is now believed to have killed at least four people, according to an update from the NTSB. A small plane trying to land yesterday hit a pair of Connecticut homes instead, and authorities believe that between four and six people could have perished in the crash. Rober Gretz, an investigator for… Read more »

Asiana Airlines 911 Calls: ‘We’re Trying To Keep Her Alive’

Plane Tried To Abort Landing Before Crash

Asiana Airlines passengers, whose plane crashed landed in San Francisco, desperate calls to 911 have been released. In the chaos that ensued after the first moments, passengers are heard telling 911 operators that they need help and that there are critically injured fellow passengers in need of immediate help. “We’ve been down on the ground,… Read more »

Flight 214: New Details Emerge From Interview With Pilots

SFO Plane Crash Victims Injuries

New details are emerging in the crash of flight 214 after the pilots were interviewed by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The plane crashed in the San Francisco airport on Sunday killing two teenagers from China and injuring many others, including two flight attendants who were ejected upon impact. The pilots told investigators that… Read more »

TWA 800 Crash Conspiracy Debated On ‘Today’

TWA Flight 800 Investigation a lie?

This week’s TWA 800 crash has dominated news coverage, 17 years after the passenger jet traveling over Long Island (as so many others do each night) exploded killing all aboard without warning and for a long time, seemingly without cause. The re-emergence of the TWA 800 crash nearly two decades later is odd — as a… Read more »

TWA Flight 800: ‘Most Likely A Terrorist Bomb’

TWA Flight 800

TWA Flight 800, which crashed killing 230 passengers back in 1996, was likely to have been caused by a blast, maybe a terrorist bomb. In a new documentary, it comes to light that the final report on the cause of the fatal crash was falsified. Six experts who were on the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)… Read more »

NTSB Says Boeing 787 Tests Should Have Revealed Fire, Smoke Dangers

Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Friday said Boeing 787 Dreamliner tests should have discovered the risk of smoke and fire. The tests were approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The NTSB investigated the company after a battery fire grounded the Dreamliner in January 2013. The battery fire started after one of eight… Read more »

Train Hits Parade Float, Midland Train Crash Investigators Speak

midland train wreck

A Midland, Texas train crash in which a locomotive barreling full-force hit a parade float of wounded vets and their spouses has killed four people and wounded 17 more, and, as officials seek an explanation for how the horrifying accident occurred, witnesses describe watching the tragic scene unfold. The train hit the parade float in… Read more »