National Transportation Safety Board

Disabled Plane on Runway Closes Yakima Airport
YAKIMA (AP) — Officials say no one was injured when a small plane became disabled while landing on the runway at the Yakima Air Terminal.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports a M20K four-seater plane manufactured by Mooney Aircraft and registered to Gig Harbor was landing Thursday afternoon when …
Slow Progress Seen on Faulty Rail Cars
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. safety officials say they've seen slow progress in efforts to upgrade or replace tens of thousands of rupture-prone rail cars used to transport oil and ethanol, despite a string of fiery derailments.
National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt told The Assoc…
Seattle Tour Group Admits Safety Violations, to Pay $222K
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle tour company involved in a deadly September crash has admitted to 463 safety violations and has agreed to pay $222,000 in penalties to settle a Washington state complaint.
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission staff found 159 of Ride the Ducks' motor s…
Helicopter Harvesting Christmas Trees Crashes
SHERIDAN, Ore. (AP) — The Polk County Sheriff's Office says a helicopter helping to harvest Christmas trees crashed near Sheridan, but the pilot was able to walk away.
Authorities say that witness reports indicate an engine failure caused the pilot to lose control of the aircraft Monday af…