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Topic - National Transportation Safety Board
The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the runway's automatic landing aids were out of service because of construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.
Wintry weather has forced postponement of a National Transportation Safety Board hearing into the crash-landing of an Asiana jet at San Francisco International Airport in July. The agency said it hopes to reschedule the hearing to later in the week.
It's sometimes called highway hypnosis or white-line fever, and it's familiar to anyone who has driven long distances along a monotonous route.
Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board have sent union members packing from the site of the train derailment that killed four and injured dozens Sunday in the New York borough of the Bronx, saying railroad workers violated an agreement and released sensitive information to the press.
An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnotic-like "daze" and nodded at the controls before suddenly realizing something was wrong and hitting the brakes, a lawyer said.
A commuter train that derailed Sunday, 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 unclear, he said.
The National Transportation Safety Board is poised to hold an investigative hearing on pilots’ use of autopilot – a commonplace occurrence that now leave the drivers of craft feeling more like baggage than highly trained operators.
Investigators said early Monday they recovered both black boxes aboard the New York commuter train that derailed, killing four and injuring more than 60.
The National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday it's working to get investigators to the scene of a plane crash that killed four people and injured six Friday night in remote southwest Alaska.
In an unusually sharp public rebuke, the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday called for an audit of the federal agency overseeing the tour bus industry after a string of high-profile crashes led to more than two dozen deaths in less than a year.
The National Transportation Safety Board is continuing its investigation Wednesday into a medical helicopter crash in Tennessee that killed three people.
The commuter train that struck and killed two San Francisco Bay Area transit workers didn't have a front-facing video recorder, but interviews, inspections, audio recordings and camera footage from the train's cab should provide enough evidence to determine a cause, a federal investigator said Sunday.
The National Transportation Safety Board said it will not investigate a fatal welding accident along Metro's Red Line because of the federal government shutdown.
Asiana Airlines has reversed course and decided not to sue a California TV station that used fake, racially insensitive names for four pilots who crashed a plane in San Francisco on July 6.
The summer intern who confirmed to a California TV station that "Captain Sum Ting Wong" and three others piloted the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed July 6 at San Francisco International Airport is being described by the federal government as a "very intelligent young man."