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NTSB: Captain's decision to sail into hurricane Sandy doomed Bounty

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videoFederal investigators say a captain's "reckless decision to sail into the well-forecasted path of Hurricane Sandy" was the probable cause of the ship sinking off North Carolina in October 2012. Full story...
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NTSB: Plane crashed on its way to Duplin airport

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videoA preliminary report released on Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board sheds new light into the final minutes of a plane crash that killed a Marine Major. Full story...
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Friend remembers Marine killed in crash as investigation continues

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videoFederal investigators are on scene investigating a plane crash that killed a pilot in Duplin County. Crews found the wreckage around 10 p.m. Monday less than a mile north of the Kenansville airport. The pilot was found dead inside the fuselage. Full story...
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NTSB wants to lower alcohol limits from .08 to .05

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video The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended the legal blood alcohol content for drivers be lowered from .08 to .05. The NTSB hopes to cut the nearly 10,000 deaths every year related to drunk driving. Full story...
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Pilot tried several times to land before crash in Robeson Co.

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A report from the National Transportation Safety Board says a pilot made several attempts to land before a fatal crash in Robeson County last year. Full story...
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NTSB report explains Oak Island helicopter crash

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videoAnswers are emerging about what caused a helicopter to crash off of Oak Island last summer. According to a recently-released report from the National Transportation Safety Board, a series of highly-skilled maneuvers sent the two-seat chopper plummeting toward the water. Full story...
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Coast Guard to convene formal hearing for Bounty sinking

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video The Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board will hold a hearing on the sinking of a replica of the HMS Bounty last year off the Outer Banks. Full story...
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1 killed in small plane crash in Robeson County

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The pilot has died in the crash of a small plane near the Robeson-Cumberland county line. Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey says the plane came down around 3:30 P.M. Sunday near Parkton. Full story...
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NTSB: Require ignition locks for all drunk drivers

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video A federal safety board is recommending that all states require ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders. Full story...
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Report: Balloon pilot tried to climb over storm

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Federal investigators say a hot-air balloon pilot who died after taking skydivers up for a jump in Georgia was trying to evade a sudden thunderstorm by climbing over it. Full story...
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Local drivers doubt cell phone ban while driving

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video The National Transportation Safety Board says after completing its investigation into a deadly car crash in Missouri, it found that texting caused the accident that killed two people and injured 38 others. The NTSB is now recommending that every state ban the use of cell phones, hand-held or hands free, behind the wheel. Drivers in Wilmington say they don’t think it will work. Full story...
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NTSB recommends ban on driver cell phone use

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Federal accident investigators recommended states ban the use of cell phones and other electronic devices by all drivers except in emergencies. Full story...
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NTSB issues report in crash that killed NC doctor

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A preliminary report from federal investigators says a crash that killed a Mooresville doctor occurred when his plane lost its propeller during a test flight after the plane had crashed a few months earlier. Full story...
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