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2012-05-20 06:20:05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas "TC" Bennett, ATAC Hawker Hunter pilot and retired Naval Aviator, was killed in a plane crash on the afternoon of May 18th, 2012 when his Mk-58 Hawker Hunter crashed near Naval Base Ventura County, California while attempting to land; he was 57. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the US Navy (USN) are currently investigating the cause of...

2012-03-27 06:20:25

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) will be among the panelists at the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB's) Attentive Driving - Countermeasures for Distraction forum taking place today in Washington, D.C. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090827/GHSALOGO) Christopher J. Murphy, GHSA's Immediate Past Chairman and Director of the California Office of Highway Safety, will be speaking during the second panel,...

2011-12-22 16:36:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has completed several of the recommendations outlined by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in response to the September 2010 San Bruno pipeline accident. Since the accident, PG&E has concentrated on modernizing its operations and has introduced new management to lead the effort. The NTSB's recommendations, produced in September from the agency's nearly yearlong investigation into the...

2011-12-14 08:03:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves issued the following statement after the National Transportation Safety Board's report on a 2010 truck-involved crash in Gray Summit, Mo.: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "Every fatality on our highways is a tragedy, but never more so than when the crash could so easily have been avoided. The NTSB's investigation and report underscores the need...

NTSB Calls For Nationwide Ban On Cellphone Use By Drivers
2011-12-13 14:43:41

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called for the first-ever national ban on the use of cellphones and other personal electronic devices by drivers. The landmark recommendation comes following an investigation into an August 2010 four-vehicle crash in Missouri which resulted in two fatalities and 38 injuries, Bart Jansen of USA Today said. The NTSB board ruled that the chain-reaction collision was caused when a 19-year-old pickup truck driver named Daniel Schatz, who...

2011-09-14 11:08:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The report by the National Transportation Safety Board on a tragic 2010 crash near Munfordville, Ky., underscores the importance of state and federal policymakers moving forward on a number of items in American Trucking Associations' progressive safety agenda. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "This crash, like all truck-involved crashes, is a tragedy and we're hopeful that NTSB's recommendations will lead...

2011-07-01 15:30:00

TROY, Mich. ,July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems hosted the Honorable Deborah A.P. Hersman, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), on June 28 at the Michigan Proving Ground in Romeo, MI. NTSB, an independent U.S. Federal agency, investigates and studies transportation accidents in the United States to provide safety recommendations for future accident prevention. Chairman Hersman and NTSB staff experienced demonstrations of...

2011-06-24 10:22:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ATA President and CEO Bill Graves issued the following statement after the release of the National Transportation Safety Board's updated Most Wanted List: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "I commend Chairman Hersman and the other members of the National Transportation Safety Board on modernizing the recent Most Wanted List. In particular, I was pleased to see the Board and ATA share some of the same views...

2011-05-24 12:52:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Communication, Inc. released the following statement regarding the National Transportation Safety Board's hearing on the plane crash last August. "Today's meeting concluded the NTSB's investigation of the airplane accident of August 9, 2010 near Dillingham, Alaska. The effects of that event are still felt every day by those who lost loved ones and friends, as well as those who responded with courage to provide aid to the survivors....

2011-05-03 02:00:00

PAWTUCKET, R.I., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the tragic tour bus accidents in New England, New York, and New Jersey, Rhode Island personal injury attorney Raymond A. Pacia applauds the recent announcement by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that it will conduct an investigation of the discount tour bus industry. The NTSB plans to review both the regulatory and operational practices in the discount tour bus industry, and it will take a critical look at the...