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Experts: 787s' batteries can be safe, but cost is the wild card, NTSB is told

WASHINGTON - Lithium-ion batteries like the ones that overheated on two Boeing 787 Dreamliners can be made safe enough for even the most critical transportation uses, according to experts who spoke at a National Transportation Safety Board forum Thursday.

April 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Texting is linked to 2011 helicopter crash, a first in US

WASHINGTON - An emergency medical helicopter pilot flying over Missouri was sending and receiving text messages before crashing in 2011, the first time such distractions have been implicated in a fatal commercial aviation accident.

April 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

High-tech flaws go unfound in new jets

WASHINGTON - Failures to spot and anticipate safety flaws during certification of new aircraft have been linked to 70 percent of U.S. airline-crash deaths in the past 20 years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

March 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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