A type of non-precision instrument approach composed of a series of step-down altitudes, informally known as “dive and drive,” remains a point of contention between the FAA and NTSB following the August 2013 crash of UPS Flight 1354 in Birmingham, Alabama. To date, the FAA has refused an outright ban on the technique, despite nearly […]
Federal officials said Tuesday that “mismanagement” by the pilots of Asiana Flight 214 caused the plane crash at San Francisco International Airport last year. The crash killed three people and injured more than 180. The National Transportation Safety Board was meeting in Washington to weigh a variety of factors, including the skill and training of […]
The National Transportation Safety Board will participate in the investigation of a smoke event involving the main battery of a Japan Airlines B-787 that occurred while the aircraft was parked at Tokyo’s Narita Airport on Jan. 14.
The investigative work into the Jan. 7, 2013, fire aboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 at Logan International Airport in Boston, is estimated to be completed by the end of March, the National Transportation Safety Board said today. The analytical and report writing phase of the investigation will follow the completion of the investigative activities. […]
In its continuing investigation of the July 22 accident in which Southwest Airlines flight 345, a B-737-700, landed hard at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), the National Transportation Safety Board has developed the following factual information: The captain has been with Southwest for almost 13 years and has been a captain for six of those […]
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released factual information from the July 22 accident involving a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 landing at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Evidence from video and other sources is consistent with the nose-gear making contact with the runway before the main landing gear. The flight data recorder on the airplane recorded […]
Following the investigation of five incidents in which commercial jetliners came within hazardous proximity of other aircraft while arriving or departing at major U.S. airports, the National Transportation Safety Board today has recommended that the Federal Aviation Administration modify the rules for air traffic controllers to ensure the safe separation of airplanes during go-around maneuvers. […]
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will provide a background briefing today on the NTSB’s four-year investigation into the probable cause of the TWA Flight 800 crash on July 17, 1996. Flight 800 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after takeoff from JFK airport in New York. The TWA Flight 800 investigation remains one […]
While the NTSB and the U.S. military proceed with a full investigation of the 747 cargo crash in Bagram Afghanistan, many experts agree it seems likely a shift in the cargo payload caused the stricken jet to stall and drop almost straight down to earth.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that its two-day investigative hearing into the Jan. 7 battery fire aboard a Boeing 787 at Boston’s Logan Airport will be held on April 23-24 at the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center in Washington, D.C. The hearing will focus on issues relating to the design, testing and […]