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Tag Archive | "NTSB"

NTSB Blames Pilots and a Series of Conditions — Including Over-Reliance on Automation, Lack of Situational Awareness

The National Transportation Safety Board held a hearing to determine the cause of the 2013 Asiana Flight 214 plane crash, and Acting Chairman Christpher Hart explained some of the issues discovered. The NTSB held a hearing regarding the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash that occurred last summer on Saturday, July 6, 2013. A Boeing 777-200ER […]

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Posted in Disaster Report

Man and 9-Year-Old Boy Killed in Cessna 172 Skyhawk Crash in Fresno, California

Two people died when a small plane crashed near Fresno, California’s airport on Thursday. Nobody on the ground was hurt. A Cessna 172 Skyhawk crashed about 6:30 p.m. 800 feet west of a runway at Fresno Chandler Executive Airport in the front yard of a house on West Avenue that ends at the airport. The […]

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Posted in FD Notebook

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 CCTV Video from San Francisco International Airport

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 CCTV Video from San Francisco International Airport The National Transportation Safety Board released a 27-second video Wednesday showing Asiana Flight 214 descending with its tail too low. The aircraft can then be seen hitting the seawall and slamming into the ground before somersaulting off to the side of the runway. PRELIMINARY […]

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Posted in Crash Video

Early Passenger Injury Report; Early NTSB Information for Asiana Triple 7 Crash at SFO

From Washington DC, Chairman of the NTSB Deborah Hersman addressed the crash of Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport. Three investigators from the West Coast are staking out the initial investigation. Investigative teams will be flying out in the next couple of hours. UPDATE at 4:20 PM PT: San Francisco Fire Department […]

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Posted in Disaster Report

Former Investigators Want to Reopen TWA Flight 800 Investigation

Former NTSB and TWA investigators are pushing to reopen the probe into the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of New York, saying new evidence points to the often-discounted theory that a missile strike may have downed the jumbo jet. Investigators say that testimonies of hundreds of witnesses were scrubbed. Witnesses reported […]

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Posted in Front Page B

NTSB Urges States to Ban Cell Phone Driving

Feds urge states to ban driver use of cell phones, electronic devices except in emergencies. Following today’s Board meeting on the 2010 multi-vehicle highway accident in Gray Summit, Missouri, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called for the first-ever nationwide ban on driver use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) while operating a motor vehicle.

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NTSB Faults PG&E, Regulators and Politics in Pipeline Gas Explosion that Killed 8 in San Bruno

A federal safety panel blamed a series of missteps by one of the nation’s largest gas companies for the largest pipeline accident in a decade, a suburban San Francisco explosion that killed eight people and incinerated a neighborhood. Federal investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded that the horrific gas pipeline explosion that […]

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Posted in Disaster Report, Gov

Search and Recovery Staging on River Road After Lear Jet Crash Into Des Plaines River (VIDEO)

Search with helicopters, then recovery operations — video of search and recovery operations out of staging area on River Road north of Euclid Avenue. A crash site that was difficult to find. A Lear jet on approach to Chicago Executive Airport (formerly Palwaukee Airport) crashed about 1:30 p.m. The crash site was not discovered until […]

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Posted in FD Notebook, FIRE BLOG, FIREBLOG B

Plane Crash Press Conference 4PM Update at River Road and Pin Oak Drive

Press Conference update just after 4:00 p.m. at the River Road staging area for the Lear Jet crash recovery operations. MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) CEO Jay Reardon, Village of Glenview Fire Chief Wayne Globerger, and Chicago Executive Airport Manager Dennis Rouleau provide statements and answer questions to Chicago media at press conference update […]

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Posted in FD Notebook, FIRE BLOG, FIREBLOG B

Jet Plane on Approach to Chicago Executive Airport Crashes in Forest Preserve

Authorities say a Royal Air cargo jet that was cleared for landing crashed in a forest preserve near Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling around 2 p.m. Tuesday. It’s not immediately clear how many people were aboard and if there were injuries. UPDATE JAN 07 2010 3:45 PM: The pilot of the Royal Air Freight Learjet […]

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Posted in FIRE BLOG

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