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Boeing, FAA should fix 737 Max's automated systems so they don't confuse pilots, NTSB says

Boeing, FAA should fix 737 Max's automated systems so they don't confuse pilots, NTSB saysThe NTSB says 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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Fatal NYC helicopter crash video shows passengers struggling, NTSB report says

Fatal NYC helicopter crash video shows passengers struggling, NTSB report saysPassengers 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 6 crew members were asleep when a fire started on the diving boat that went up in flames off the California coast and killed 34 people: NTSB preliminary report

All 6 crew members were asleep when a fire started on the diving boat that went up in flames off the California coast and killed 34 people: NTSB preliminary reportThe incident killed 34 of the boat's 39 occupants, including all 33 passengers. The NTSB has not yet determined the cause of the fire.



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NTSB: Entire crew was asleep when fatal boat fire started

NTSB: Entire crew was asleep when fatal boat fire startedThe National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report that said five crew members were sleeping in their quarters behind the wheelhouse on the second deck and another below deck when the fire broke out. Boats like the Conception, which caught fire around 3 a.m. on Sept. 2 and sank, are required to have a crewmember keep watch at night. Federal authorities are conducting a criminal investigation into the deadly fire off the coast of Santa Barbara and could bring charges under a statute known as seaman’s manslaughter.



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The Latest: NTSB investigates deadly Hawaii skydiving crash

The Latest: NTSB investigates deadly Hawaii skydiving crashThe National Transportation Safety Board says it will examine repair and inspection records on the skydiving plane that crashed and killed 11 people on Oahu’s North Shore. The NTSB’s Jennifer Homendy told reporters at the crash site Sunday that those and other records will all become part of the investigation and final report. Some details are starting to be released about the 11 victims who died when a plane carrying sky divers crashed near a small airport on the North Shore of Oahu.



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Large dog in plane’s cockpit likely caused fatal crash, NTSB says

Large dog in plane’s cockpit likely caused fatal crash, NTSB saysThe NTSB concluded that the cause of a June 2017 accident at Monticello Regional Airport in Iowa was the result of the pilot having a large dog as a passenger in the cockpit.



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What happened? NTSB says tail and wings broke off plane before 'unusual' California crash

What happened? NTSB says tail and wings broke off plane before 'unusual' California crashAuthorities on Monday picked up plane wreckage strewn across four blocks by an "unusual" crash that killed five in a Southern California neighborhood.



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The Latest: NTSB investigators could be on scene for a week

The Latest: NTSB investigators could be on scene for a weekLAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local):



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Southwest engine fan blade showed signs consistent with metal fatigue: NTSB

Southwest engine fan blade showed signs consistent with metal fatigue: NTSBFederal investigators on Thursday said the engine fan blade that broke apart during a Southwest Airlines flight last month showed signs consistent with metal fatigue, as inspectors probe the first passenger fatality on a U.S. airline in nearly a decade. U.S. regulators this week broadened a directive to check the fan blades in hundreds of engines similar to the one that blew apart. The identification of metal fatigue, the degradation of a metal’s structural integrity over repeated use, could necessitate more frequent and more comprehensive inspections of these parts.



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Southwest engine explosion began when fan blade broke: NTSB

Southwest engine explosion began when fan blade broke: NTSBFederal air safety officials investigating why the engine of a Southwest Airlines jet blew apart, killing a passenger after shattering a plane window, said on Wednesday that the incident began when a fan blade already suffering metal fatigue snapped off in mid-flight. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt told a news conference that he could not yet say if the incident, the first deadly airline accident in the United States since 2009, pointed to a fleet-wide issue in the Boeing 737-700. “We want to very carefully understand what was the result of this problem, and as I mentioned a few minutes ago, I’m very concerned about this particular event,” Sumwalt said at the news conference at the Philadelphia airport.



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