The NTSB called upon federal regulators to create a review process before allowing automated test vehicles to operate on public roads, based upon the agency’s investigation of a fatal collision between an Uber automated test vehicle and a pedestrian.
The NTSB determined during a public board meeting that a fractured fan blade from a CFM International CFM-56-7B engine, powering a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, led to the engine inlet and fan cowl separating and subsequently damaging the fuselage, resulting in a rapid cabin depressurization.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued Hazardous Materials Incident Report 19/02, following its investigation of the Feb. 11, 2018, release of compressed hydrogen and subsequent fire in Diamond Bar, California.
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promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents
and their families.
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Board member and staff remarks concerning transportation safety:
Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt
Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg
Member Jennifer Homendy