At a Senate hearing, aviation experts testified that a shortage of air traffic controllers is leading to fatigue and distraction, likely contributing to a series of close calls on runways this year.
The helicopters were responding to a vegetation fire that spread from a nearby structure fire. One helicopter made a safe landing with no injuries, while all in the second helicopter were killed.
For the second time in nearly seven months, an airport worker was killed after being pulled into an operating jet engine. The latest incident occurred Friday night in San Antonio, Texas.
About eight train cars went off the tracks Wednesday evening in Mohave County, Ariz., near the California border. The incident follows a recent string of high-profile train derailments.
Jennifer Homendy, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board, expressed concern about the safety risks that heavy electric vehicles pose if they collide with lighter vehicles.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident with the Embraer 170 aircraft which killed an American Airlines worker on Saturday in Montgomery, Ala.
The safety board recommends all new vehicles be required to have systems that can stop an intoxicated person from driving. A final decision is up to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
A Texas man, not his 13-year-old son, was driving the pickup truck that crossed into the oncoming lane and struck a van carrying New Mexico college golfers, killing nine people, investigators said.
U.S. investigators blamed the 2019 crash on the pilot's decision to keep flying into worsening weather, and they accused regulators of lax oversight of air tours that are popular with tourists.
The helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant highlighted an aviation problem: it's difficult for pilots to recover after entering clouds by mistake. New virtual reality technology aims to change that.
Also contributing to the accident, the safety board said Tuesday, was the pilot's likely "self-induced pressure" to please a high-profile client and a bias toward continuing with the established plan.
The fire started in the boat's salon, where divers had plugged in phones and other devices. Investigators pointed to the lack of a night watchman as a reason for high casualty numbers.
The helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others in January has highlighted a decades-old problem in aviation: pilots continuing flights into bad weather rather than landing.