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  • Investigators Explain Focus On Pre-Collapse Cracking In Florida Bridge

    05/25/2018 3:05:49 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 32 replies
    The National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report on the fatal collapse in March of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Sweetwater focuses attention on the widely discussed pre-collapse cracking in the main span. The report also confirms accounts about what the construction crew working on the bridge was doing before the structure fell. But the report contains no definitive explanation of what occurred and months and possibly years more will be needed to determine the probable cause of the failure, which killed five motorists and one project worker.
  • Chilling Theory of What Doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    05/15/2018 10:11:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    PJ media ^ | May 14,2018 | STEPHEN KRUISER
    Now, based on two slight clues, experts have a new theory about what doomed the flight: the pilot was committing suicide. From The Washington Post: All but one of the 239 people on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had probably been unconscious — incapacitated by the sudden depressurization of the Boeing 777 — and had no way of knowing they were on an hours-long, meandering path to their deaths. Along that path, a panel of aviation experts said Sunday, was a brief but telling detour near Penang, Malaysia, the home town of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah. On two occasions,...
  • MH370 experts think they’ve finally solved the mystery of the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight

    05/15/2018 9:36:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/15/2018 | By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    All but one of the 239 people on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had probably been unconscious — incapacitated by the sudden depressurization of the Boeing 777 — and had no way of knowing they were on an hours-long, meandering path to their deaths. Along that path, a panel of aviation experts speculated Sunday, was a brief but telling detour near Penang, Malaysia, the hometown of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah. On two occasions, whoever was in control of the plane — and was probably the only one awake — tipped the craft to the left. The experts believe Zaharie,...
  • Suicidal MH370 Pilot Evaded Radar, Murdered 238 In Deliberate Act: Expert Panel (Islam)

    05/14/2018 10:25:33 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-14-2018 | Ryan Gados
    The captain of doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 selected a route that would effectively render the plane invisible on radar in order to commit suicide, experts said Sunday. The suspicion that MH370 Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was attempting suicide was agreed upon, aviation experts said in a panel discussion on 9 News Australia. Investigators believe MH370 Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was attempting suicide when the plane disappeared. (Facebook) "He was killing himself; unfortunately, he was killing everybody else on board, and he did it deliberately," Larry Vance, a former senior investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, said. Shah...
  • PICTURED: Instagram stars and models on their private plane to Las Vegas moments before it...

    04/11/2018 10:35:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 113 replies
    FULL HEADLINE: "PICTURED: Instagram stars and models on their private plane to Las Vegas moments before it crashed onto golf course killing all six on board" Four of the six people who died when their private plane crashed during a flight from Arizona to Las Vegas on Monday have been identified as Instagram stars, models and nightclub promoters. Models Mariah Coogan, 23, and Helena Lagos, 22, nightlife promoter Anand 'Happy' Patel, 26, and nightclub host and aspiring pilot James Pedroza, 28, were all on board the Piper PA-24 Comanche when it crashed into a golf course moments after taking off...
  • Passenger jet crash in NEPAL (overshoots runway)

    03/12/2018 3:10:04 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 67 replies
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  • NTSB releases preliminary report on Virginia train crash involving Congress members

    02/21/2018 11:35:17 AM PST · by csvset · 83 replies
    WTKR ^ | 21 Feb 2018 | Staff
    CROZET, Va. – A train carrying dozens of Republican members of Congress, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, to their legislative retreat in West Virginia hit a truck on January 31, 2017 leaving one person dead. Wednesday the National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary investigation into the crash. They said around 11:15 a.m., a 2018 Freightliner truck equipped with a McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing refuse body was traveling southbound on Lanetown Road in Albemarle County near Crozet, Virginia. The refuse truck, operated by Time Disposal LLC, had a 30-year-old driver and two passengers as it drove towards a highway–railroad grade...
  • Watch Traffic Camera Footage of Fatal I-35 Pileup

    02/07/2018 6:21:14 AM PST · by Pappy Smear · 45 replies
    Iowa DOT ^ | 2-6-18 | WHO-TV
    Here is the video--6 minutes long of a 50-70 car pileup on I-35 near Ames, Iowa. First minute is a little slow. At about 4:30 in, it starts getting "wow".
  • NTSB Investigating Crash of Tesla Into Fire Engine ... Firefighters Say Car Was on Autopilot

    01/24/2018 7:10:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 80 replies
    National Transportation Safety Board investigators are looking into the crash of a Tesla into a fire engine on the 405 Freeway after local firefighters said the Tesla driver told them the car was on Autopilot at the time of the collision. The luxury car slammed into the back of the fire engine while traveling at a speed of 65 mph on Monday, Culver City firefighters tweeted. No injuries were reported, but a day later, the collision had managed to draw the attention of federal investigators. In an Instagram post, the Culver City firefighters’ union said the Tesla “plowed into the rear of...
  • The more we learn about Amtrak derailment the stranger it gets

    12/31/2017 8:58:50 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 141 replies
    The Hill ^ | 31 December 2017 | Russell G. Quimby
    The National Transportation Safety Board investigating the accident, which killed three people and injured more than 50 others, is still trying to determine the probable cause and prevent such accidents in the future. It appears that there were two people in the lead locomotive control cab of the train who were both injured and hospitalized: an instructor engineer, and another engineer who was learning the territory and qualifying to operate the train along the route.
  • NTSB: Amtrak train was going 78 mph at impact; crew not using electronic devices

    12/22/2017 8:57:32 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 67 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An initial review of the data recorders and cameras on board the Amtrak train that derailed in DuPont on Monday suggests the train was going 78 mph in the moments before impact -- nearly 50 miles over the speed limit at that location -- and that the crew realized the speed was too high moments before, the NTSB announced Friday. Among the preliminary review, investigators concluded that the crew was not observed to be using any electronic devices before the crash, and that six seconds before impact, the engineer made a comment about going too fast. Investigators...
  • Amtrak train was traveling at 80 mph in 30 mph zone, NTSB says

    12/19/2017 4:07:00 AM PST · by servo1969 · 178 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-19-2017 | Ryan Gaydos
    An Amtrak train that derailed Monday during its inaugural ride on a new line in Washington state was traveling at 80 mph in a 30 mph zone, the National Transportation Safety Board said, citing data recorder information. Bella Dinh-Zarr, an NTSB board member, said at a news conference late Monday that information from the data recorder in the rear locomotive provided information about the train’s speed. ------------- A track chart prepared by the Washington State Department of Transportation shows the maximum speed drops from 79 mph to 30 mph for passenger trains just before the tracks curve to cross Interstate...
  • Falsified NTSB Investigation Frames Pratt & Whitney Canada

    12/02/2017 12:55:48 PM PST · by rx · 74 replies
    Feugen Publishing, Inc. ^ | December 2, 2017 | Hugo Feugen & Nellie Ristvedt
    These are the partial findings of an investigation into the claimed catastrophic engine failure that was said to have occurred within a couple minutes of take-off of a commuter airline Cessna Grand Caravan that carried a pilot and eight paying passengers off Moloka'i, Hawai'is Kalaupapa Peninsula on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. The multi-media report's findings are generally limited to the NTSB's crash investigation. Found were several instances of fraudulent and likely criminal activity by NTSB employees or others participating closely with the NTSB investigation. The NTSB is the US Transportation System's investigative agency, uniquely chartered to be insulated from outside...
  • NTSB working with VSP to investigate helicopter crash

    08/20/2017 11:06:37 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 1,689 replies
    Newsplex, WRiC 8 News ABC ^ | 8/14/17 | Unstated
    ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (NEWSPLEX) — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued an update on the fatal helicopter crash that killed two Virginia State Police troopers on Saturday. According to the statement released Monday afternoon, the helicopter was providing a continuous video feed of activities on the ground during the Unite the Right rally, along with several other helicopters. The helicopter had left from the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport just before 4 p.m. and was in the downtown area until about 4:45 p.m. when it was redirected to provide support for a motorcade that was transporting Governor Terry McAuliffe. According to...
  • Senator [Schumer] Calls for Investigation into Small Plane Crashes

    03/10/2017 8:44:01 AM PST · by pabianice · 31 replies
    Flying Magazine ^ | 3/10/17 | Pope
    New York Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the National Transportation Safety Board to launch a study into a spate of small plane crashes around New York City. “We’re only a few months into 2017 and already we’ve seen two small plane crashes here in the New York metro area,” Schumer (D-N.Y.) said at a news conference in Manhattan on Sunday, referring to two accidents involving airplanes from Long Island last month. In a letter to NTSB Chairman Christopher A. Hart, Schumer, the Senate minority leader, requested that the agency study New York’s small plane accidents over the past year...
  • Hot-air balloon pilot who crashed into power lines and killed all 15 passengers was high...

    12/09/2016 11:09:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 9 December 2016 | Liam Quinn For
    Nichols suffered multiple medical problems including type II diabetes, depression and chronic pain from fibromyalgia. Some of those conditions should have prohibited him from operating an aircraft. As part of his treatment, he was taking 13 prescription medicines, many of which are also prohibited for pilots at the controls. A toxicology test performed on his body found seven different drugs in his blood and urine that were prohibited by the FAA, including oxycodone and the sedative diazepam, also known as Valium. Such drugs can impair brain function and motor controls, according to the NTSB documents. He had also been convicted...
  • Plane was crashed in East Hartford CT on purpose, says NTSB

    10/12/2016 11:33:25 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 16 replies
    According to federal transportation investigators, Tuesday's deadly plane crash in East Hartford was intentional.
  • Hawaii Official Who Died After Crash Wore Infant Life Vest

    05/06/2016 9:57:00 PM PDT · by LucyT · 551 replies
    AssociatedPress ^ | May 5, 2016, 8:31 PM ET | Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
    Hawaii's former health director who died after a plane she was traveling in crashed into the ocean was wearing an infant life vest and the pilot didn't give a safety briefing before takeoff, according to details in a National Transportation Safety Board report. An autopsy determined Loretta Fuddy died of an irregular heartbeat from hyperventilating after she exited the plane, which landed in choppy water off the island of Molokai. The pilot and seven other passengers on the 2013 Makani Kai Air flight survived. Pilot Clyde Kawasaki reported to the NTSB that he heard a loud bang, followed by an...
  • NTSB Launches Investigation Into Silver Spring Apartment Explosion

    08/17/2016 4:12:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    cbs ^ | 08/17/2016 | George Solis
    All seven victims in the Silver Spring explosion are now accounted for, while the intense investigation into the deadly blast that destroyed an apartment building kicks into high gear. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the explosion at the apartment complex. Investigators have been on scene since last week. Seven bodies have since been recovered from the rubble. Police believe, unfortunately, some of those may belong to people still reported missing. Recovery and rescue efforts continue in Silver Spring. A week later, the rubble and debris is as prominent as ever in the deadly fire and explosion that shook...
  • Photo shows mangled Tesla from fatal crash; NTSB says car was on Autopilot and speeding

    07/26/2016 1:08:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 26, 2016 | Charles Fleming
    The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report and photo concerning the first known fatality of a Tesla car using Autopilot. And it’s pretty gruesome. Earlier reports had stated the a Model S struck a big rig while traveling on a divided highway in central Florida, and speculated that the Tesla Autopilot system had failed to intervene in time to prevent the collision. The crash killed 40-year-old Ohio resident Joshua Brown, who was the driver of the Tesla. The driver of the truck was not injured.