National Transportation Safety Board

LAWRENCE, Mass. | Everyone wants answers: Mass., feds hunt for gas blast cause

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Investigators worked Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of fiery natural gas explosions that killed a teen driver in his car just hours after he got his license, injured at least 25 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins. Authorities said an estimated 8,000 people were displaced at … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass. | Everyone wants answers: Mass., feds hunt for gas blast cause

PAYSON, Utah | Police: Man flies plane into his home after fight with wife

PAYSON, Utah — A Utah man flew a small plane into his own house early Monday just hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, authorities said. The pilot, Duane Youd, died. His wife and a child who were in … Continue reading PAYSON, Utah | Police: Man flies plane into his home after fight with wife

OLYMPIA, Wash | Authorities probe how airline employee could steal plane

OLYMPIA, Wash.  — Investigators worked to find out how an airline employee stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft. The bizarre incident involving a worker … Continue reading OLYMPIA, Wash | Authorities probe how airline employee could steal plane

SANTA ANA, Calif | 5 killed when small plane crashes in California parking lot

SANTA ANA, Calif.  — Five people on board a small airplane were killed but nobody on the ground was hurt when the twin-engine Cessna crashed Sunday in a Southern California parking lot, authorities said. The pilot of the Cessna 414 declared an emergency before crashing about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from John Wayne Airport, Federal … Continue reading SANTA ANA, Calif | 5 killed when small plane crashes in California parking lot

ST. LOUIS | NTSB: Recordings show change in weather before boat sank

ST . LOUIS — Video and audio recordings from a fatal tourist boat accident in Missouri show that the lake went from calm to deadly dangerous in a matter of minutes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday. The NTSB cited preliminary findings gathered from the video recorder camera system salvaged by divers after the duck … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | NTSB: Recordings show change in weather before boat sank

Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

A private inspector said Saturday that he warned the company operating duck boats on a Missouri lake about design flaws putting the watercraft at greater risk of sinking, less than a year before the accident that killed 17 people during a sudden storm. Steve Paul, owner of the Test Drive Technologies inspection service in the … Continue reading Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

BRANSON, Mo. | The Latest: 300 mourn victims outside tourism boat business

BRANSON, Mo. — The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local): 9:35 p.m. About 300 people gathered in a parking lot outside a tourism business to remember the 17 people killed when one of its duck boats capsized in storm-tossed water. The mourners Friday night sang Amazing Grace and prayed, … Continue reading BRANSON, Mo. | The Latest: 300 mourn victims outside tourism boat business

BRANSON, Mo. | The Latest: Arkansas father, son among duck boat victims

BRANSON, Mo. — The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local): 9:25 p.m. An Arkansas man and his son are among the 17 people who died when a tourist boat capsized near Branson, Missouri. Carroll Smith said in a telephone interview Friday that his 53-year-old son, Steve, and 15-year-old grandson, … Continue reading BRANSON, Mo. | The Latest: Arkansas father, son among duck boat victims