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Cortina Elementary School will host an Internet safety parent presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Higley Unified School District school, 19680 S. 188th St., Queen Creek.
TUCSON - Two fatal helicopter crashes at the Grand Canyon have spurred the National Transportation Safety Board to issue safety recommendations to air tour operators and to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Deborah A.P. Hersman is Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, D.C.
In 1997, an engineer nodded off at the controls of a train outside of Delia, Kan., according to a National Transportation Safety Board investigation. The train hit the side of an oncoming train at about 70 mph. (NTSB Photo)
Steven R. Chealander, right, with the National Transportation Safety Board, talks to the media while Terry Williams, also of the NTSB listens in, adjacent to the site of a helicopter crash in Indian Steele Park Saturday.
Acting Director of the National Transportation Safety Board Mark Rosenker, right, listens on Thursday at Lake George, N.Y., to Ed and Carol Anagnos who live on Lake George, background, at Pilot Knob, N.Y., about the Ethan Allen accident.
This undated photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board shows the burned auxiliary power unit battery from a JAL Boeing 787 that caught fire on Jan. 7, 2013, at Boston's Logan International Airport. It’s been nearly a quarter of a century since the last big jump in battery technology. As 21st century technology strains to be ever faster, cleaner and cheaper, the battery, an invention from more than 200 years ago keeps holding it back. It's why electric cars aren't clogging the roads and why Boeing's new ultra-efficient 787 Dreamliners aren't flying high. (AP Photo/National Transportation Safety Board)
In the July 11th opinion piece, "Rosenstein: Should the legal BAC level be .05?", Craig Rosenstein wrote that most people only begin to be impaired to operate a motor vehicle at a BAC level of .08 and that there are no peer-reviewed studies supporting that impairment begins at lower levels. As the National Transportation Safety Board thoroughly laid out in our recent report, those statements are factually inaccurate.
PHOENIX - The park where two Phoenix TV news helicopters crashed last Friday, killing all four on board, remains closed.
A black mark on the ridge of the Superstion Mountains, shown Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 in Apach Junction,shows where the plane crash took place last Wednesday. Crash investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board and officials from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office are requesting that hikers in the Superstition Mountains not remove any remaining wreckage or human remains from Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, plane crash that left six dead near the Flat Iron trails. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]
WASHINGTON - New drivers have enough things to worry about without adding cell phones and other wireless devices to the mix, federal safety regulators say. They want all states to make it illegal for teenagers and other novice drivers to jabber on phones.
Federal investigators will try to determine whether an open door on a plane caused it to crash on a San Diego golf course, killing a mother and son and critically injuring three other family members.
CAMP VERDE — Authorities say an 80-year-old pilot has survived the crash of his homemade airplane in northern Arizona.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor in Los Angeles says the home built Hornet crashed under unknown circumstances in a field near Camp Verde around 8:15 a.m. Monday.
The pilot was the only person on board and was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center with a broken leg. Yavapai County Sheriff's officials identity the man as Robert Worgull of Camp Verde.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash. FAA officials arrived on the scene Monday afternoon.
HONOLULU -- The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its final report in the case of a Mesa Air Group-operated flight from Honolulu that overflew Hilo International Airport by 30 miles.
PRESCOTT - Authorities have identified the pilot killed in the crash of a small plane near Paulden as a Texas resident.
SPRINGERVILLE - A federal official says two people are dead in the crash of a small plane that had just taken off from an airport in eastern Arizona.
FLAGSTAFF - A report says ground dispatchers for both medical helicopters involved in a midair crash and at least one of the pilots knew both choppers were heading to a Flagstaff hospital.
Federal authorities are investigating a plane crash in east Mesa that left two people dead seconds after the aircraft took off from Falcon Field on Tuesday morning.
HOLBROOK, Ariz. — Authorities say four people are dead after a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the Holbrook airport late Wednesday afternoon.
A helicopter crashed at Chandler Municipal Airport on Thursday, slightly injuring a passenger.
HONOLULU - Federal investigators confirm that two go! Hawaii Airline pilots fell asleep when they were flying to Honolulu to Hilo in February and overshot the runway by 15 miles.
PRESCOTT — A lot of pilots have never learned how to ditch their aircraft in water. Especially in Arizona, the "lesson" on that topic is usually a couple of paragraphs in a textbook and a checklist, and that lack of practical knowledge can be deadly.
The agency which operates the Valley’s light-rail system wants to stop Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “Con Rail” idea before it leaves the station again.
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Two pilots escaped injury after their small planes flipped over during landings at airports in Chandler and Mesa.
Federal Aviation Administration officials say a single-engine Piper Super Cub nosed over after encountering a gust of wind about 2 p.m. Wednesday at Chandler Airport. They say the pilot was the only person on board and got out of the aircraft without help.
FAA officials say single-engine Cessna 172 flipped over after landing at Mesa's Falcon Field about 3 p.m. Wednesday. The pilot was the only person on board and got out safely.
The names of the two pilots haven't been released.
Airport officials say both planes sustained some damage.
The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incidents.
HOUMA, La. - Eight people were killed and a ninth was reported critically injured after a helicopter bound for the offshore oil fields crashed Sunday afternoon in marshlands about 100 miles southwest of New Orleans.