Washington, DC – The National Transportation Safety Board determined today that the probable cause of the 2007 pipeline rupture near Carmichael, Mississippi was the failure of a weld that caused the pipe to fracture along the longitudinal seam weld, a portion of the upstream girth weld, and portions of the adjacent pipe joints.
In its continuing investigation of a freight train accident in July in Iowa, killing two, the NTSB has developed the following factual information:
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.