Episode 47: Mt. Pleasant Township, PA Crash Investigation | NTSB Safety Compass Blog

In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, Highway Factors Investigator, Dan Walsh discusses the 2020 multi-vehicle crash investigation near Mt. Pleasant Township, PA, and we explore the safety issues and safety recommendations issued as a result of our investigation. The NTSB final report for the Multivehicle Crash Near Mt. PleasantTownship, Pennsylvania, mentioned in this episode is available on… … Continue reading Episode 47: Mt. Pleasant Township, PA Crash Investigation | NTSB Safety Compass Blog

“VIDEO: Bad Train Car Axle Likely To Blame For Explosive 2013 Derailment In ND, Final NTSB Report Says”

CASSELTON, N.D. — In releasing a long-awaited investigation report, the National Transportation Safety Board said a defective axle that broke was the likely cause of a fiery 2013 collision between an oil train and a derailed grain train just outside Casselton. At an NTSB meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Washington, D.C., crash investigators said the … Continue reading “VIDEO: Bad Train Car Axle Likely To Blame For Explosive 2013 Derailment In ND, Final NTSB Report Says”

NTSB Calls for Nationwide Ban on All Cell Phone Use While Driving

By JOAN LOWY | December 14, 2011 Following yesterday’s Board meeting on the 2010 multi-vehicle highway accident in Gray Summit, Mo., 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. The safety recommendation specifically calls for the 50 states … Continue reading NTSB Calls for Nationwide Ban on All Cell Phone Use While Driving

2 Dead After Cargo Jet Crashes Plane Goes Down Along Des Plaines River Near Chicago

A Lear Jet out of Michigan that was on approach to the Chicago Executive Airport in northwest suburban Wheeling crashed into the Des Plaines River Tuesday afternoon, killing the pilot and co-pilot. The two-engine cargo Lear Jet crashed on the west bank of the river north of Euclid Avenue and east of River Road, about … Continue reading 2 Dead After Cargo Jet Crashes Plane Goes Down Along Des Plaines River Near Chicago