March 7, 2021

NTSB: Leaking oil started fire aboard roll-on/roll-off ferry Caribbean Fantasy

Pin It

From gCaptain The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the fire aboard the roll-on/roll-off car and passenger ferry Caribbean Fantasy was caused by leaking fuel that contacted a hot surface in the ship’s engine room. The fire occurred on August 17, 2016, as the ferry was underway off San Juan, Puerto Rico with more […]

NTSB: Blown Southwest jet engine Showed ‘metal fatigue’

Pin It

From Newsmax A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events and left a businesswoman hanging half outside a shattered window showed evidence of “metal fatigue,” according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Passengers scrambled to save the woman from getting sucked out […]

US: Explosion on truck carrying Takata airbags not caused by improper shipping

Pin It

By Ashlee Kieler From Consumerist On Aug. 22, a truck carrying potentially volatile airbags made by auto parts company Takata exploded, killing one person and injuring four others. Today, federal safety regulators said that the tragic incident could not be blamed on improper shipping. According to Reuters, an initial investigation by the National Transportation Safety […]

El Faro’s data recorder recovered from sea bottom

Pin It

BY ERIC RUSSELL From Portland Press Herald Investigators hope the device can provide information about what led to the sinking of the cargo ship last fall, killing its entire crew, including five people with Maine ties. A little more than 10 months after the cargo ship El Faro sank in the Caribbean Sea during Hurricane […]

Tesla parts ways with chipmaker behind its Autopilot system

Pin It

By Andrew Dalton From engadget In the wake of a fatal Tesla Model S Autopilot accident in Florida, the all-electric automaker has announced it is parting ways with Mobileye, the company behind the image recognition hardware that powers the semi-autonomous system. As Recode reports today, Tesla will most likely be moving forward by building its own […]

Tesla crash prompts NTSB investigation into autonomous driving

Pin It

Jon Fingas From engadget It’s a rare look into the broader issues with self-driving car technology. Investigations are already underway regarding the role of Autopilot in the fatal Tesla Model S crash on May 7th, but the National Transportation Safety Board wants to take things one step further. It’s launching its own investigation into the […]

Cayman Islands: Independent review of the RCIPS Search and Rescue Operation [won’t ‘soon come’]

Pin It

From The Cayman Islands Governor’s Office Immediately after agreeing the need for an independent investigation into the RCIPS response to the missing persons at sea the Governor made a formal approach to the United States Coast Guard, and on their advice, subsequently to the US National Transport Safety Board. The latter approach was made via […]

Southwest pilots who landed at wrong airport say they were confused by runway lights

Pin It

From HUFF POST Chicago WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – The pilots of a Southwest Airlines plane that landed at the wrong airport in Missouri this week told investigators they mistook the bright runway lights of a smaller airport for their intended destination at Branson Airport, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Friday. The pilots […]