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National Transportation Safety Board: United States government investigative agency for civil transportation accidents
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent U.S. government investigative agency responsible for civil transportation accident investigation. In this role, the NTSB investigates and reports on aviation accidents and incidents, certain types of highway crashes, ship and marine accidents, pipeline incidents, and railroad accidents. When requested, the NTSB will assist the military and foreign governments with accident investigation. The NTSB is also in charge of investigating cases of hazardous materials releases that occur during transportation. The agency is based in Washington, D.C. It has four regional offices located in Anchorage, Alaska; Denver, Colorado; Ashburn, Virginia; and Seattle, Washington. The agency also operates a national training center at its Ashburn facility.

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Tesla and U.S. regulators strongly criticized over role of Autopilot in crash

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday sharply criticized Tesla Inc 's lack of system safeguards in a fatal Autopilot crash in California in 2018 and U.S. regulators' approach in..
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Tesla and Industry Criticized at Hearing on Autopilot System

The National Transportation Safety Board is looking at the electric-car company’s driver-assistance feature after several deadly accidents.
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NTSB faults Tesla, U.S. regulators in deadly 2018 Autopilot crash

The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday criticized Tesla Inc 's lack of system safeguards in a fatal Autopilot crash in California in 2018 and U.S. regulators' "scant..
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NTSB probing crash of charter bus that 'just flipped over,' killing 3 on California freeway

Federal investigators were dispatched to California to determine what caused a charter bus to roll off a freeway, killing three people.
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Tesla driver in fatal crash had reported problems before with 'Autopilot' feature

A Tesla driver killed in a March 2018 crash in California while using the Autopilot driver-assistance system had reported that on prior trips, the car had steered away from the highway, the National..
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Driver in fatal 2018 Tesla crash reported prior 'Autopilot' issue

A driver killed in a March 2018 Tesla autopilot crash in California reported previously that the vehicle steered toward an area off the highway on prior trips, the National Transportation Safety Board..
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Read the Preliminary N.T.S.B. Report About the Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash

Federal investigators released their first written report about the crash near Calabasas, Calif., that killed the retired Los Angeles Lakers star and eight others.
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Kobe Bryant helicopter engines showed no sign of 'catastrophic internal failure': NTSB

The two engines of the luxury helicopter that crashed into a steep hillside, killing basketball superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others near Los Angeles last month, showed no evidence of a "catastrophic..
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Kobe Bryant's helicopter engine did not fail, according to preliminary reports

Kobe Bryant's helicopter engine did not fail according to preliminary reports by the National Transportation Safety Board.  
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Tour bus rolled, started chain-reaction crash that killed 5 on Pennsylvania Turnpike, NTSB says

A crash involving a tour bus that killed five people on the Pennsylvania Turnpike is still under investigation as the NTSB determines a cause.  
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How this helicopter safety device might have saved Kobe Bryant and eight others

The National Transportation Safety Board believes a "terrain awareness" system could help pilots. The chopper carrying Kobe Bryant didn't have it.
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Stunning drone video shows devastation from helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, 8 others

Stunning NTSB drone footage shows a swath of catastrophic devastation from the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others.
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Would a Terrain Warning System Have Helped Prevent the Kobe Bryant Crash?

The N.T.S.B. has long advised installing ground warning systems on helicopters, but the aircraft carrying Mr. Bryant did not have the voluntary system.
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Kobe Bryant's ex-pilot: Helicopter was 'Cadillac' of the skies, yet it crashed. NTSB is hunting for clues.

Federal investigators are collecting evidence to try to understand what caused the helicopter to crash, killing all nine aboard  
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U.S. agency to determine cause of 2018 fatal Tesla 'Autopilot' crash

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will meet on Feb. 25 to determine the probable cause of the 2018 fatal crash of a Tesla Inc vehicle in Mountain View, California, the agency said.
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U.S. regulators to review 2018 fatal Tesla crash in California

U.S. transportation regulators will meet Feb. 25 to determine the probable cause of the 2018 fatal crash of a Tesla Inc vehicle in Mountain View, California, the National transportation Safety Board..
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U.S. to join probe of Ukrainian jet disaster that killed 176

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has accepted an invitation from Iran to take part in its investigation into the crash of a Ukrainian airplane in Tehran, the agency confirmed late..
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U.S. to join probe of jet disaster, no missile link: Iran official

Iran has formally invited the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board to take part in its investigation into the crash of a Ukrainian jetliner and the U.S. agency has agreed to assign an..
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US safety investigators to probe fatal bus crash

More than a dozen National Transportation Board safety investigators arrived at the scene of a fatal bus crash in Pennsylvania. Officials said five people were killed and dozens hospitalized in an..
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Nine people killed in South Dakota plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board is headed to the scene of a deadly plane crash that left nine dead in South Dakota. The plane was carrying 12 people and went down in Chamberlain, roughly three..
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Uber driver mostly to blame for fatal self-driving crash, NTSB finds

A federal safety board identified several other contributory causes in its final report, including Arizona's lax oversight of autonomous car testing.
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NTSB recommends changes following fatal Southwest accident. Boeing says it's working on fix

Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 suffered an engine explosion after a fan blade broke apart. A window was broken and a 43-year-old passenger died.
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NTSB urges Boeing to redesign engine part on thousands of jets in use

Federal safety officials say the engine housing on Boeing 737 New Generation jets should be redeveloped to prevent another deadly incident like the one in 2018
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U.S. safety board wants Boeing to redesign 737 NG part after fatal Southwest accident

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday called on Boeing Co to redesign the fan cowl structure on all 737 NG planes and retrofit existing planes after an April 2019 incident in which a..
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U.S. safety board meeting on Southwest engine failure that caused fatal accident

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is meeting on Tuesday to determine the probable cause of the April 2018 engine failure of Southwest Airlines Co flight 1380 that killed a passenger..
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After duck boat tragedy that left 17 dead in Missouri, NTSB again recommends changes

Federal agencies are still investigating the sinking that left 17 people dead.  
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Coast Guard Ignored Calls for Safeguards Before Duck Boat Sank, Report Says

The National Transportation Safety Board said it had warned of the dangers of duck boats, like the one that sank near Branson, Mo., killing 17 people.
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Experts Back Mandatory Bike Helmets but Not All Cyclists Are Sold

The National Transportation Safety Board recommended that helmets be required for bicyclists but some biking enthusiasts object.
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Voices of the Lost

The lead NTSB investigator of El Faro, the American cargo ship that sank in 2015, describes listening to recovered audio from the doomed ship's last 26 hours. Scott Pelley reports.
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Small aircraft crashes into New Jersey house, killing pilot

A small Cessna aircraft crashed into a house in Woodbridge, New Jersey Tuesday morning, killing the pilot. No one on the ground was injured. The NTSB is investigating the crash, which happened in..
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Flawed Design, Lax Oversight Led to ‘Astounding’ Miami Bridge Collapse

The N.T.S.B. blamed engineers for a faulty design — and the state for poor oversight — in the collapse of a new pedestrian bridge that killed six.
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Design errors draw blame in collapse of FIU pedestrian bridge that killed 6

The NTSB could make a final ruling Tuesday on the cause of a pedestrian bridge collapse at FIU in Miami that killed six people and injured 10.
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U.S. agency should require limo safety standards after deadly crash: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Wednesday said federal regulators should require lap and shoulder seat belts throughout limousines after probing a series of deadly crashes including..
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Vintage B-17 plane in fiery crash at Hartford airport

A WWII-era Boeing B-17 aircraft crashed in flames at Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut. CBS News contributor and former NTSB chair Mark Rosenker joins CBSN with the latest.
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NTSB finds blame for Amtrak crash into CSX freight train in S.C. that killed 2, injured 91

A CSX freight train conduc tor failed to throw the correct switch, leading to the crash that jackknifed the Amtrak train
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NTSB releases new information about NYC helicopter crash that killed 5

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its report on a deadly helicopter crash that killed five people in 2018. The agency released a transcript of video prior to the crash. CBSN New..
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Boeing, FAA should fix 737 Max's automated systems so they don't confuse pilots, NTSB says

NTSB thinks the FAA should require Boeing to redesign its system in a way that is more intuitive, so pilots can take corrective action quickly.
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Boeing Underestimated Cockpit Chaos on 737 Max, N.T.S.B. Says

The federal agency, after a monthslong review, said the company had failed to account for how a misfire of an automated system could lead to other problems for pilots.
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Fatal NYC helicopter crash video shows passengers struggling, NTSB report says

Passengers struggled to escape safety harnesses as a sightseeing helicopter sank in New York City's East River last year, according to new documents.
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All six crew members were asleep before deadly dive boat fire, NTSB report says

New information about the deadly dive boat fire in California raises concerns about whether the crew broke any laws. The wreckage of the boat, Conception, was pulled from the water near Santa Barbara..
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California dive boat had no night watchman when fire broke out: NTSB

A dive boat that caught fire and sank off the California coast, killing 34 people, had no night watchman on duty when the flames erupted, federal safety officials said on Thursday in a preliminary..
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Entire Crew Was Asleep Before Boat Fire Killed 34, N.T.S.B. Finds

The six crew members tried to reach the passengers below but were blocked by flames and thick smoke, according to the preliminary federal report.
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