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  • NTSB: El Faro Wreck Missing Bridge and Voyage Data Recorder

    11/05/2015 6:36:36 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 28 replies
    gcaptain ^ | November 3, 2015 | Mike Schuler
    A major disappointment announced today in the investigation into the El Faro sinking with the NTSB now saying that the wreck of the ship was discovered with the navigation bridge missing and no sign of the Voyage Data Recorder (VDR).
  • NTSB: Recall system for defective tires is "broken"

    10/28/2015 1:54:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/27/15
    WASHINGTON -- Only about 1 in 5 defective tires is being removed from the road through the safety recall process, a federal accident investigations board said Tuesday. The recall system is "broken" because manufacturers are unable to contact most tire owners to warn them, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board. **SNIP** The problem is that there is no requirement for most tire dealers to register the tires they sell with the manufacturer, the board said. Most dealers don't take the time to do so, which makes it difficult for manufacturers to determine who owns the tires...
  • Coast Guard to hold press conference in Jacksonville for search of El Faro crew

    10/07/2015 11:54:51 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    Coast Guard ^ | Oct 7, 2015
    The Coast Guard will hold a joint press briefing with the National Transportation Safety Board to provide updated information on the search for the crew of El Faro and the investigation Wednesday afternoon.
  • NTSB: No evidence that Amtrak engineer used phone at time of crash

    06/10/2015 6:40:55 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 54 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 6/10/15 | By Rene Marsh and Jason Hanna
    Investigators examining last month's fatal crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia now believe they know whether the engineer was using his phone when the derailment happened, a source with knowledge of the probe said Wednesday. The source didn't reveal the National Transportation Safety Board investigators' conclusions. But the NTSB is expected to make an announcement about the crash at 9 a.m. ET Wednesday.
  • NTSB releases preliminary report in Amtrak derailment

    06/02/2015 10:53:42 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-2-2015 | Michael Laris
    Investigators looking into last months deadly Amtrak derailment have found no anomalies in the tracks, signals or breaking systems of train #188, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board released Tuesday, underscoring the key outstanding question of their ongoing inquiry: Why did the locomotive speed into a sharp Philadelphia curve at 106 miles an hour? The NTSB said it is continuing its examination of engineer Brandon Bostians cell phone records. Bostian, who said he cannot recall the events shortly before the crash, reported to the NTSB that his phone was in a bag at the time...
  • The Amtrak crash, a perverse engineer and an iphone

    05/24/2015 8:50:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/24/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Did an iPhone drive the Death Train? This speculative question must be asked, the what if factor must be assuaged, the horror of eight dead innocent people, the injuries of 200 innocent other passengers also must be expiated. A website that located and published the online links for very graphic, very obscene images of homosexual sex asks at the end of the piece this mind shattering question: What do you trust more to control a train, an engineer or an iPhone? Are the authorities who own and put up this site putting this theory out there for us to connect...
  • Passenger on Amtrak Locomotive Says His Train Was Also Struck by Object

    A passenger traveling along the same route the night that Amtrak Train 188 derailed in Philadelphia told NBC News that an object hit his train, shattering the window. The account from Johns Hopkins student Justin Landis makes him the third person to report a projectile hitting a train Tuesday night in that area, and comes a day after the National Transportation Safety Board said investigators were working to determine whether something struck the doomed Amtrak train before it derailed. Eight people were killed and about 200 others were injured in the accident.
  • FBI to probe whether crashed Amtrak train was hit or shot at

    05/15/2015 4:54:09 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/15/2015 | Julian Hattem
    The FBI has been asked to investigate the possibility that the Amtrak train that crashed outside of Philadelphia was hit by a bullet or some other object. According to the The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), an assistant conductor in the trains caf car claimed to have overheard a regional train engineer saying he had been hit by a rock or shot at.
  • 'Reckless' Amtrak engineer, 32, who was driving doomed train at 106mph claims...(tr)

    05/14/2015 5:52:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 93 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Wills Robinson and Lydia Warren
    The engineer in control of the Amtrak train that derailed on Tuesday, killing at least seven people, has no recollection of the moment the train crashed, his attorney has said. Brandon Bostian, of Queens, New York, has been as the driver of the commuter service that came off the tracks near Philadelphia, leaving 200 people hospitalized. On Wednesday, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators confirmed that the train had been traveling at 106 mph before it derailed at a curve on the tracks, where the speed limit is 50 mph. Bostian, who has been an engineer with Amtrak since 2009,...
  • Amtrak Train Disaster: 106 MPH Speed Clocked, Emergency Brakes Applied In Full

    05/14/2015 5:38:13 AM PDT · by robowombat · 49 replies
    IBT ^ | May 13 2015 5:57 PM EDT | Dennis Lynch
    Investigators did not speculate why an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, but they did say that the train was traveling at over twice the speed limit going into the curve where it derailed. The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded that the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia late Tuesday night was traveling at 106 miles per hour into a sharp curve, more than twice the designated speed limit, causing it to derail, killing at least seven people and injuring 200 more. Full engineer induced braking occurred at that speed, and within seconds the train had derailed, according...
  • NTSB begins investigation into STAR Flight nurse Kristin McLains death

    04/29/2015 4:22:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    KXAN ^ | April 29, 2015, | Patrick Tolbert
    Rescuers were attempting to help a woman who fell from a cliff in the Barton Creek Greenbelt but were having difficulty finding her so they called in STAR Flight. McLain was part of a flight crew that was using bright lights and night vision when they found the patient. McLain was lowered down to the patient and helped prepare her for transit via helicopter. STAR Flight crews radioed for help indicating something was wrong. Rescue crews on the ground located McLain, who had severe injuries, and attempted to resuscitate her. She was pronounced dead at the scene, ATCEMS chief Ernesto...
  • NTSB Urges Immediate Action on Metro Tunnel Ventilation [Washington, DC]

    02/11/2015 12:31:21 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies
    NBC 4 Washington ^ | February 11, 2015 | Matthew Stabley
    The National Transportation Safety Board sent Metro three urgent recommendations Wednesday regarding the ventilation of tunnels in response to the fatal smoke incident Jan. 12 in Washington, D.C. In a letter to interim General Manager Jack Requa, NTSB said Metro should assess its ventilation system, write a procedure for tunnel ventilation and establish ongoing ventilation training for control center staff and emergency responders. "Procedures for ventilation of smoke in emergencies can be critical, but they vary across systems, and in some systems are inadequate as we have found in the present WMATA investigation, acting NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart said...
  • Metro: Day after deadly mishap

    01/13/2015 2:44:48 AM PST · by Kartographer · 4 replies
    WTOP ^ | 1/13/15 | Megan Cloherty, Andrew Mollenbeck, Mike Murillo and Kate Ryan
    An investigator Monday night said that itll be a long time before its known exactly what caused smoke to fill a Yellow Line train south of the LEnfant Plaza Metro station Monday afternoon. A woman died; dozens of people were taken to area hospital, including two in critical condition, and Metro service still hasn't been fully restored.
  • Plane crashes into Atlantic Ocean off Virginia coast

    08/30/2014 4:28:28 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 45 replies
    nbc12 ^ | Aug 30, 2014 | Mike Valerio
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Cirrus SR22 recreational plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean Saturday, 51 miles southeast of Chincoteague Island, Va. The Coast Guard reported one person was on board. Sources with knowledge of the initial investigation say it is highly likely the pilot is dead. According to the NTSB, the plane took off from Waukesha, Wisc. and was scheduled to land in Manassas, Va. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District in Portsmouth, Va. received notification at approximately 2:40 p.m. that the aircraft with only the pilot aboard failed to land at Manassas Regional Airport as scheduled. Instead...
  • Why Congress Must Reopen the TWA 800 Investigation

    07/07/2014 4:22:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 97 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 7-7-14 | Jack Cashill
    On July 2, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that it would not reopen the investigation into the destruction of TWA 800. This was the Boeing 747 that was blown out of the sky ten miles south of the Long Island coast on July 17, 1996, killing all 230 people on board. The TWA 800 Project, a team of former aviation investigators and scientists, had petitioned the NTSB to examine evidence that pointed toward a missile strike on the airline. Not surprisingly, the NTSB, which had invested four years of resources to prove some other theory, any other theory,...
  • Mistrust Between U.S., Malaysia Strains Probe

    03/29/2014 6:57:26 PM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 28, 2014 8:36pm EDT | ANDY PASZTOR and RICHARD C. PADDOCK
    (Jon Ostrower and I Made Sentana contributed to this article.) ...officially both sides said cooperation between the two countries is good. But people familiar with both countries' efforts say that isn't always the case. :snip: "Washington seems to be a leaky boat," said one person familiar with the Malaysian investigation. "It erodes trust." Nevertheless, this person said concern about the Americans' role isn't seriously impeding the investigation. "We have been surprised at how many people we have been able to rope into this," this person said. :snip: Boeing, without the full involvement of Malaysian investigators, has run some computer models...
  • Feds warn pilots not to land at wrong airport

    03/28/2014 12:56:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 26, 2014 | Philip LeBeau
    It's the type of safety alert that makes you chuckle and say, "Seriously, they need to be reminded of this?" Apparently, the National Transportation Safety Board thinks pilots do need to be reminded their job is to make it to the proper destination. So the NTSB has issued a safety alert warning pilots not to land at the wrong airport.
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • Govt moving (to) shut down unsafe bus, truck companies

    01/17/2014 12:12:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2014 2:42 PM EST | Joan Lowy
    A federal agency is issuing regulations aimed at making it easier for the government to shut down bus and truck companies with a pattern of safety problems. The Federal Motor Carrier Administration said Friday the regulations give the agency authority to put out of business operators who have a history of problems, even if their most recent inspection alone doesn't quite meet the threshold for closure.
  • Pilot describes decision to land plane in water

    12/19/2013 7:54:21 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:33 pm | Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
    HONOLULU (AP) The pilot of the plane that crashed off Molokai said he broadcast a mayday call once he realized he wouldn't be able to sustain a glide long enough to reach land after his engine lost power. [....] However, NTSB spokesman Eric Weiss has said the agency is not preventing the county from releasing findings from Fuddy's autopsy, which was conducted Friday.
  • Plane wreckage recovered off Molokai

    12/18/2013 11:04:33 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    KHON2 ^ | Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 5:24 PM HST | KHON2
    The Makani Kai Air cessna that crash landed into the waters off Molokai last week has been recovered from the bottom of the ocean, and is on its way to Honolulu.
  • Engine from Makani Kai plane recovered

    12/18/2013 8:43:16 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 33 replies
    The Maui News ^ | December 18, 2013 | The Maui News
    The complete engine from the Cessna Grand Caravan that crashed off Kalaupapa has been recovered by salvage crews, the owner of Makani Kai Air said Wednesday afternoon.
  • "I'm no hero, I'm just doing my job in a bad situation,"...Clyde Kawasaki....

    12/18/2013 7:01:10 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 54 replies
    KITV Channel 4 News ^ | Dec 18, 2013 11:11 AM HST | KITV Channel 4 News
    HONOLULU "I'm no hero, I'm just doing my job in a bad situation," said Makani Kai Air pilot Clyde Kawasaki at a news conference Wednesday morning. [....] The salvage operation for the Makani Kai plane that crashed off Kalaupapa last week will end at nightfall today, no matter what is retrieved or not retrieved. The boat should be back in port in Honolulu by Thursday morning.
  • Pilot in Crash Returns to Cockpit After Release

    12/18/2013 5:13:09 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 17, 2013 | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
    One of the first things the pilot in a fatal crash off the Hawaiian island of Molokai did after being released from the hospital was climb into the cockpit of an airplane. [.] An autopsy was conducted Friday on Fuddy but results were not yet available.... [.] If the plane is recovered, Makani Kai staff will remove the engine under the supervision by NTSB officials, Schuman said. It will be placed in a box and sealed, with the NTSB likely taking it back to the factory of engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, where engineers will take it apart to find...
  • Federal team will try to lift crashed plane from seafloor

    12/18/2013 5:47:06 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 66 replies
    Dec. 17--The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday it plans to recover the plane that crashed off Kalaupapa last week with eight passengers aboard, including Department of Health Director Loretta Fuddy, who died after safely evacuating the aircraft. [....] In the Makani Kai case, Maui officials have not yet released an official cause of death for Fuddy,.... An autopsy was conducted Friday. [....] Services for Fuddy have been set for Saturday....
  • NTSB to try and salvage plane in crash off Hawaii

    12/17/2013 7:52:57 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/16 2:38 pm | Associated Press
    HONOLULU (AP) The National Transportation Safety Board said it will try to recover the plane that crashed off the Hawaiian island of Molokai after the aircraft was spotted in the water.
  • NTSB to try to salvage plane in crash off Molokai

    12/17/2013 2:26:48 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 53 replies
    Associated Press, The Sacramento Bee ^ | Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 - 2:42 pm | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
    HONOLULU -- Crews will try to salvage the plane that crashed off the Hawaiian island of Molokai.... Hawaii Health Director Loretta Fuddy was the sole fatality.... A 200-foot recovery vessel will leave Honolulu Harbor on Tuesday night and crews will attempt to pull the plane out of the water Thursday morning, Weiss said, adding that the effort will be paid for by an insurance company....
  • NTSB: Train going too fast at curve before wreck

    12/02/2013 2:36:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | December 2, 2013 | JIM FITZGERALD & FRANK ELTMAN - AP
    YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or brake trouble was still unclear, he said. Asked why the train was going so fast, National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener said: "That's the question we need to answer." Weener said the information on the locomotive's speed was preliminary and extracted from the Metro-North train's two data recorders, taken from the wreckage after the Sunday morning...
  • Small plane crashes at big airport; no one notices

    10/29/2013 7:17:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2013 | Mike M. Ahlers
    Authorities struggled to explain how a small plane crashed at an international airport, erupted in fire, but evidently went unnoticed for hours. The incident occurred early Tuesday in Nashville. But exactly what time remains a mystery.
  • Ill-fated UPS jet was on autopilot seconds before crash

    08/17/2013 5:15:47 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 92 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 08/17/13 | Verma Gates
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - The UPS cargo jet that crashed in Alabama this week, killing its two crew members, was flying on autopilot until seconds before impact, even after an alert that it was descending too quickly, authorities said on Saturday "The autopilot was engaged until the last second of recorded data," said Robert Sumwalt, a senior official with the National Transportation Safety Board.
  • Photos of Asiana Flight 214 removal (Bandwidth warning)

    07/31/2013 9:56:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Here are some really good photos of the crashed Boeing 777 known as Asiana Flight 214.These include pics of the interior, exterior, landing gear, engines, and removal and loading process.
  • San Francisco TV Station Punked on Asiana Pilot Names

    07/15/2013 6:14:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Oh, yeah. If you go to Twitter, if you go to Facebook -- hell, if you go to comments, anywhere -- "It's so racist! It's just offensive as it can be. I can't believe people actually thought these were real." I can just see these little people in their pajamas writing these comments on Twitter over what happened on KTVU Channel 2 (I think it's Channel 2) in Oakland, in the Bay Area. It's a Fox affiliate, and that probably ticked 'em off even more. You had this clueless infobabe. I mean, folks, I hope you've had...
  • Asiana pilot names: KTVU apologizes for racist prank, but lawsuit possible

    07/15/2013 4:42:19 PM PDT · by yoe · 41 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 14, 2013 | Mark Sappenfield,
    Both the (Transportation Safety Board") and KTVU-TV of Oakland, Calif., have apologized for a mistake that led the television station to broadcast incorrect and racially insensitive names of the pilots of Asiana Flight 214, which crashed at San Francisco airport July 6, killing three. But the airline is considering legal action against the two organizations, (CNN reports). KTVU on Friday reported what it thought were the names of the Asiana pilots, but the names were clearly fabrications intended as crude phonetic jokes. One of the pilot names reported by KTVU, for instance, was "Wi Tu Lo."
  • The Worlds Worst Intern Has Been Fired (Sum Ting Wong guy)

    07/15/2013 4:19:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 7/15/2013 | Dan Amira
    This would be the intern who confirmed to local news station KTVU that the Asiana Airlines pilots who crash-landed that plane in San Francisco were named Sum Ting Wong, Ho Lee xxx, and so on. It's still unclear why the intern did this, or why KTVU asked the intern to do this. Everyone is terrible.
  • Asiana to sue San Francisco TV station over names

    07/15/2013 8:01:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 7-15-2013 | SF Gate
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Asiana announced Monday that it will sue a San Francisco TV station that it said damaged the airline's reputation by using bogus and racially offensive names for four pilots on a plane that crashed earlier this month in San Francisco. ------- Asiana has decided to sue KTVU-TV to "strongly respond to its racially discriminatory report" that disparaged Asians, Asiana spokeswoman Lee Hyomin said. She said the airline will likely file suit in U.S. courts. She said the report seriously damaged Asiana's reputation. Asiana decided not to sue the NTSB because it said it was the...
  • Sum Ting Wong: Learning from the San Francisco Crash Reporting Fiasco

    07/14/2013 6:36:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2013 | Austin Hill
    Youve probably heard about the airline crash reporting fiasco. Last Friday during a live midday newscast, KTVU TV in San Francisco reported as fact that the names of the pilots on board the Asiana airlines flight that recently crashed in that city were Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow. Shortly thereafter it was determined that the information, which the television station allegedly acquired from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), was not factual, but instead a racially insensitive joke. Within less than thirty-six hours after the incident not only had KTVUs management apologized...
  • U.S. NTSB apologizes for gaffe over derogatory Asiana pilot names (TOO FUNNY!)

    07/13/2013 1:01:49 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 26 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 7/13/2013 | Reuters
    The National Transportation Safety Board apologized Friday after an intern mistakenly confirmed to a local television station racially offensive fake names for the pilots of an Asiana flight that crashed in San Francisco. The National Transportation Safety Board apologizes for inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed as those of the pilots of Asiana flight 214, which crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, the NTSB said in a statement. Earlier today, in response to an inquiry from a media outlet, a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority when he erroneously confirmed the names...
  • NTSB Intern "Erroneously" Confirmed Racist Asiana Pilot Names to KTVU Station

    07/12/2013 7:55:57 PM PDT · by informavoracious · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 12, 2013 | Pamela Engel
    The National Transportation Safety Board has released a statement revealing the source of Friday afternoon's embarassing KTVU hoax -a summer intern for the agency who "acted outside the scope if his authority" and "erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew" on the Asiana plane that crashed in San Francisco.The Bay Area TV station read the racist crew names on air: Captain Sum Ting Wong, We Tu Low, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow.
  • Low-down on Korean pilots (re Asiana crash)

    07/10/2013 7:58:51 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 48 replies
    Professional Pilots Rumour Network ^ | 9th Jul 2013, 19:53 | Expat trainer
    After I retired from UAL as a Standards Captain on the -400, I got a job as a simulator instructor working for Alteon (a Boeing subsidiary) at Asiana. When I first got there, I was shocked and surprised by the lack of basic piloting skills shown by most of the pilots. It is not a normal situation with normal progression from new hire, right seat, left seat taking a decade or two. One big difference is that ex-Military pilots are given super-seniority and progress to the left seat much faster. Compared to the US, they also upgrade fairly rapidly because...
  • No drug, alcohol testing done on crew after crash

    07/10/2013 3:10:37 PM PDT · by oxcart · 15 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 07/10/13 | Kevin Robillard
    U.S. authorities couldnt perform drug or alcohol tests on the four pilots who were aboard Asiana Flight 214 when it crashed at San Francisco International Airport a lapse that will complicate efforts to figure out why they were seemingly unaware that the plane was coming in too slowly and too low. Those were the latest revelations Tuesday from National Transportation Safety Board Chairwoman Debbie Hersman, who said her agency and the Federal Aviation Administration couldnt legally requirethe crew of the South Korea-based airline to submit to testing after the crash. That decision is left to the airlines home country....
  • How to Survive a Plane Crash

    07/09/2013 6:21:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    LiveScience ^ | July 8, 2013 | Marc Lallanilla
    Your chances of surviving an airplane crash, like the recent crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport, are surprisingly good. More than 95 percent of the airplane passengers involved in a crash survive, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
  • Pilot was attempting his first Boeing 777 landing at San Francisco airport, airline says

    07/08/2013 4:28:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 70 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-8-2013 | FoxNews
    Asiana Airlines said Monday that the pilot in control of the Boeing 777 that crashed in San Francisco Saturday had little experience flying that type of plane and was landing one for the first time at that airport. Asiana spokeswoman Lee Hyomin told the Associated Press Monday that Lee Gang-guk was trying to get used to the 777 during Saturday's crash landing. She says the pilot had nearly 10,000 hours flying other planes, including the Boeing 747, but had only 43 hours on the 777. Hyomin told Reuters that co-pilot Lee Jeong-min has 3,220 hours of flying experience with the...
  • NTSB: 10 killed in Alaska plane

  • Audio: ATC scrambles for San Francisco Asiana B777 crash (How it sounded to air traffic control)

    07/06/2013 9:21:35 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    airtrafficmanagement.net ^ | 7-6-2013 | Aimee Turner
    LiveATC.net has captured the final approach of Asiana Airlines Flight 214. Flight 214 from Seoul, South Korea was on a direct flight and was landing on to runway 28L when it crashed at 11.36am. [photo] San Francisco Fire Department officials are reported to have confirmed fatalities in the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200ER crash. Local news media KTVU has reported that two passengers were killed and 61 injured. [photo] Flightglobal.com reports that the 2006-registered aircraft HL7742 had accumulated 35,700h on 5,185 cycles at 31 March. The 777-200ER, one of 12 in the Asiana fleet, was powered by the Pratt & Whitney...
  • SF crash landing: Latest developments

    07/06/2013 2:17:14 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 118 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-6-13 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) - An Asiana Airlines' Boeing 777 crashed and burned Saturday while landing at San Francisco International Airport, sending up a large plume of dark smoke from the aircraft, which lost its tail and much of its roof.
  • Local man seeks truth in Flight 800 crash

    06/22/2013 3:34:21 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 104 replies
    Sun Gazette ^ | 5-21-13 | Mike Reuther
    New information earlier this week pointing to a cover-up in the crash of TWA Flight 800 doesn't come as a surprise to at least one local man whose daughter was killed in the 1996 tragedy. Donald Nibert, a retired Penn College forestry professor, said from the beginning all he has wanted is the truth from investigators. "I've always felt this was friendly fire from day one," he said. The crash off Long Island claimed the life of his daughter, Cheryl, along with 15 other Montoursville Area High School students and their five adult chaperones. A film to be released next...
  • Brand-new TWA 800 film to finally spill beans? (exposed corruption behind original investigation)

    06/20/2013 6:12:02 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 102 replies
    WND ^ | June 19, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    Seventeen years after the Paris-bound TWA Flight 800 blew up off the coast of Long Island, producers Tom Stalcup and Kristina Borjesson have released a new documentary simply titled TWA Flight 800 that has the very real potential to re-open the investigation into the planes destruction. Kudos, in particular, to Stalcup. A Ph.D. physicist by background, he has dedicated the last 16 years of his life to exposing what is arguably the most flagrant government cover-up in American peacetime history. Borjesson has likewise been involved from the beginning. As a producer at CBS in 1996 when TWA 800 was...
  • Poll to FREEP, NTSB Board for states to lower blood alcohol limit from .08 to .05

    05/15/2013 8:38:01 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 73 replies
    State Journal Register ^ | May 15, 2013 | Steelers6
    One recent recommendation by the National Transportation Safety Board was to reduce states drunken-driving threshold from .08 to .05 blood alcohol content. What do you think? Thats way too strict. 42% Sounds good to me. 35% The standard should be zero. 21%
  • NTSB: Cut drunk driving limit to .05

    05/14/2013 4:46:51 PM PDT · by rarestia · 38 replies
    BayNews 9 ^ | Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | Staff
    A U.S. safety group suggests cutting the legal limit for driving while intoxicated from a .08 blood alcohol level to .05. The new level means one alcoholic drink for a woman under 120 lbs. and two drinks for a 160-lbs. man. The National Transportation Safety Board says 100 other countries have adopted the standard and have significantly reduced highway deaths. In Europe, drunken driving deaths were reduced by more than half within 10 years after the standard dropped. NTSB officials acknowledged the new threshold means the safest bet for anyone who has had one or two drinks is to not...
  • NTSB describes sizzling, hissing 787 battery in Boston fire (Informative re LiIon Fire)

    03/07/2013 11:31:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | March 7, 2013 | Staff
    Boston airport firefighters encountered sizzling liquid and a hissing, exploding battery when they entered the 787 at the center of a two-month-long National Transportation Safety Board investigation, according to documents released Thursday. The NTSB said Thursday it plans two public hearings next month, one to explore lithium-ion battery technology in general and another to discuss the design and certification of the Boeing 787 battery system. The safety agency announced the hearings as it released an interim factual report and 499 pages of related documents on its investigation of the Japan Airlines 787 fire at the Boston airport on January 7....