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Safety Investigations Podcast

Safety Investigations Podcast

By Charles Current
Safety investigation meetings, reports, and reporting from the U.S. NTSB, U.S. CSB and others.
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United 328 Engine Incident, Feb 20 2021: NTSB Briefing 1
WASHINGTON (Feb. 22, 2021) ­– NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt conducted a virtual media briefing Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, to provide an update on the agency’s investigation of Saturday’s engine failure incident on United Airlines flight 328.   United Airlines flight 328 experienced a right engine failure shortly after takeoff from Denver International Airport. The airplane returned safely to Denver; none of the 229 passengers or 10 crewmembers were injured. The flight's destination was Honolulu, Hawaii. NTSB investigators from the Denver regional office along with another investigator who lives in the area, plus the investigator-in-charge and a powerplant specialist from NTSB headquarters, responded to the incident and began the investigation. All audio is courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board.  The audio was cleaned up and meeting breaks removed. If you want to see the images, you can find them at https://www.flickr.com/photos/ntsb/50970664463/in/album-72157718394756368/ You can watch the YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VfGJsfS13g posted on the NTSBgov channel.
25:50
February 23, 2021
Collision Between Pickup Truck with Trailer and Group of Motorcycles, Jun. 21, 2019: NTSB Meeting
NTSB Meeting Dec 1 2020 Collision Between Pickup Truck with Trailer and Group of Motorcycles Seven motorcyclists died and three were seriously injured when the commercial truck, a 2016 Ram 2500 pickup truck towing a flatbed trailer, crossed the centerline of US-2 and collided with the motorcyclists traveling in the opposite direction. All audio is courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board.  The audio was cleaned up and meeting breaks removed. If you want to see the visuals, you can find them at https://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Documents/Randolph-presentations-deck.pdf or watch the YouTube video https://youtu.be/WZgtQKeCW8o posted on the NTSBgov channel. An abstract of the final report, which includes the findings, probable cause, and all safety recommendations, is available at https://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Documents/2020-HWY19MH010-BMG-abstract.pdf The final report is available at https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/HAR2004.pdf The docket for the investigation is available at https://data.ntsb.gov/Docket?NTSBNumber=HWY19MH010
03:09:56
February 17, 2021
Atmos Energy Corporation Natural Gas-Fueled Explosion, Feb. 23, 2018: NTSB Meeting
NTSB Meeting: Jan. 12, 2021, Atmos Energy Corporation Natural Gas-Fueled Explosion A natural-gas fueled explosion at about 6:45 a.m., (CST) Feb. 23, destroyed the single-family home at 3534 Espanola Drive, Dallas, killed a 12-year-old girl and injured several others. The NTSB decided to investigate the accident and a team of three investigators arrived on-scene the morning of Feb. 25.  During the initial assessment of the accident site, investigators learned of two other homes in the immediate vicinity that were damaged by two separate explosions/fires two days earlier. All audio is courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board.  The audio was cleaned up and meeting breaks removed. If you want to see the visuals, you can watch the YouTube video https://youtu.be/jRuddo2heFU posted on the NTSBgov channel. An abstract of the final report, which includes the findings, probable cause, and all safety recommendations, is available at https://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Documents/2021-01-12%20--%20Abstract%20--%20Dallas%20Texas%20--%20Atmos%20Energy%20Corporation%20Natural%20Gas-Fueled%20Explosion.pdf The final report is available at https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/PAR2101.pdf The docket for the investigation is available at https://data.ntsb.gov/Docket?NTSBNumber=PLD18FR002
04:50:12
February 17, 2021
Calabasas California, Helicopter Crash, Jan 26, 2020: NTSB Meeting
NTSB Meeting: Feb. 9, 2021, Calabasas California, Helicopter Crash This is the flight that killed Kobe Bryant. The NTSB launched a Go Team to the site of a helicopter crash in California. On January 26, 2020, about 0947 PST, a Sikorsky S76B helicopter, N72EX, crashed into hilly terrain near Calabasas, California. A post impact fire ensued and resulted in a brush fire. The eight passengers and one pilot on board were fatally injured and the helicopter was destroyed. Jennifer Homendy was the Member on scene, and Bill English is the Investigator-in-Charge. All audio is courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board.  The audio was cleaned up and meeting breaks removed.   If you want to see the visuals, you can go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/ntsb/albums/72157712875522717 or watch the YouTube video https://youtu.be/f9ZkIDVEunA posted on the NTSBgov channel.  An abstract of the final report, which includes the findings, probable cause, and all safety recommendations, is available at https://go.usa.gov/xsxU8  The full final report is available at https://go.usa.gov/xs8jz The docket for the investigation is available at https://go.usa.gov/xAuAM
03:25:04
February 15, 2021