On 5/23/2019, NTSB issued an investigative update for its ongoing investigation of the May 3, 2019, Miami Air flight 293, runway excursion at Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL.
Failure to provide an effective mitigation for a hazardous curve and inadequate training of a locomotive engineer led to the overspeed derailment of an Amtrak passenger train that hurtled off a railroad bridge and onto a busy highway in DuPont, Washington, the NTSB announced at the May 21, 2019 Board Meeting.
The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a board meeting June 18, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. (EDT), to determine the probable cause of the fatal, Dec. 12, 2017, Oakland, Iowa, school bus fire.
Charged with determining the probable cause of transportation accidents and
promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents
and their families.
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Member Homendy and Clint Johnson met with members of Coast Guard Station Ketchikan to thank them for their assistance with the May 13, 2019 accident in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Board member and staff remarks concerning transportation safety:
Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt
Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg
Member Earl F. Weener
Member Jennifer Homendy