Washington, DC – The National Transportation Safety Board determined today that the probable cause of the sinking of the Alaska Ranger was uncontrolled, progressive flooding due to a lack of internal watertight integrity and to a breach of the hull’s watertight envelope, likely caused by the physical loss of a rudder.
Washington, DC – Transportation fatalities in the United States decreased by almost 10 percent in 2008 from 2007, according to preliminary figures released today by the National Transportation Safety Board. This marks the third consecutive year of decreasing transportation fatalities.
The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public Board meeting on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 9:30 a.m., in its Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC.
Washington – The National Transportation Safety Board today issued five safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) resulting from the Safety Board’s ongoing investigation of the midair collision over the Hudson River near Hoboken, New Jersey on August 8, 2009.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of a medical emergency services helicopter near Georgetown, South Carolina.
Washington, DC – National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman this week filled two senior management positions at the agency.
Issues Urgent Safety Recommendations To Transit Authority, Federal Rail Agencies, And Circuit Manufacturer
Washington, DC – NTSB Vice Chairman Christopher A. Hart testified today regarding the ongoing investigation into the mid-air collision over the Hudson River. The collision occurred on August 8 between a helicopter and an airplane. All 9 persons on board both aircraft were killed.
American Samoa and Puerto Rico Also Lack a Booster Seat Law
As part of the Safety Board’s investigation into the sinking of the FV Alaska Ranger in the Bering Sea, the NTSB will open the public accident docket on Friday, September 4, 2009.