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TWA Flight 800: Healing and Heartache 20 Years Later

TWA Flight 800: Healing and Heartache 20 Years Later

Frank Eltman, Associated Press

The National Transportation Safety Board has consistently rejected the idea that a missile took down TWA Flight 800. Remembering and learning from such tragedies is a vital part of the legacies.

5 months ago

NTSB Probes Delta Flight That Landed at Wrong Airport

NTSB Probes Delta Flight That Landed at Wrong Airport

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Pilots landing flights at the wrong airport happens more often that you'd think -- or be comfortable with.

5 months ago

Southwest, Asiana Flights Should Have Aborted Landings, NTSB Documents Show

Southwest, Asiana Flights Should Have Aborted Landings, NTSB Documents Show

Alan Levin and Mary Sschlangenstein, Bloomberg

The approach or touchdown is the leading cause of aviation accidents and deaths. In the case of the now-fired Southwest pilot, several other pilots had complained about her prior to the LaGuardia incident.

2 years ago

New NTSB Chairman is Licensed Pilot

New NTSB Chairman is Licensed Pilot

Mark Felsenthal, Reuters

Christopher Hart is a licensed pilot, and so was his great uncle, who crashed the color barrier for pilots in the U.S. Hart's in-the-cockpit experience is certainly an asset at his NTSB position.

2 years ago

Passenger Safety in Bus Accidents Lags 15 Years After Recommendations for Improvements

Passenger Safety in Bus Accidents Lags 15 Years After Recommendations for Improvements

Joan Lowy , Associated Press

A lot of the passengers in the fatal California bus accident squeezed out a window that had to be kicked open to enable the passengers to squeeze through. There has to be a better way, and regulators have been shamefully sitting on remedies for 15 years.

3 years ago

NTSB Questions Real-World Responses to Cruise Disasters

NTSB Questions Real-World Responses to Cruise Disasters

Hannah Sampson, Miami Herald

Cruising is one of the safer ways to travel, but the NTSB wants to make sure that's because of training and procedures, not luck.

3 years ago

Electronics Are Squandering the Navigation Skills of Cruise Operators

Electronics Are Squandering the Navigation Skills of Cruise Operators

Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press

The argument that electronics are replacing the technical skills of pilots and captains comes up any time disasters occur, but it's an important discussion that should result in a balance of skilled labor and smart technology.

3 years ago

In Malaysia Air Probe and Elsewhere, Pilot Suicide is a Subject Too Horrifying to Utter Loudly

In Malaysia Air Probe and Elsewhere, Pilot Suicide is a Subject Too Horrifying to Utter Loudly

Nick Perry, Associated Press

Pilots deliberately crashing planes to commit suicide are an exceptionally rare occurrence. Still, even more attention must be paid now to vetting and actively keeping up to date on the mental health of the people in the cockpit, and the crew, as well. How to do that, especially after pilots are hired, is a vexing question.

3 years ago

NTSB Team Just Left the U.S. to Investigate Malaysia Air Disappearance

NTSB Team Just Left the U.S. to Investigate Malaysia Air Disappearance

Reuters

3 years ago

Landings at Wrong Airports Put New Focus On Pilot Inattentiveness

Alan Levin and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Airlines and federal authorities had better get a handle on the pilot inattentiveness issue, if it played a role in the two recent wrong-airport incidents, before there is another tragedy.

3 years ago

FAA Issues New Pilot Training Rule to Fix Colgan Air Deficiencies

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The FAA has been fairly rigorous in taking remedial steps to respond to the Colgan Air crash even if sometimes the bureaucracy moves very slowly.

3 years ago

Asiana Crash Prompts NTSB Probe Into Whether Automated Cockpits Make Pilots Worse

Reuters

Does hyper-automation of aircraft make pilots passive and reduce their skills? The NTSB will take up these questions as a part of its probe into the Asiana crash.

3 years ago