U.S. National Transportation Safety Board

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Plane Crash Lands On Florida Beach, Killing Man and Critically Injuring His Daughter

    Ommy Irizarry and his nine-year-old daughter Oceana were strolling along the sand just outside the surf in Venice, Florida yesterday afternoon when a small aircraft plummeted from the sky. The Piper, which had lost power mid-flight, slammed to a stop on the sand without seriously injuring the pilot ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Florida Lawmaker On Cellphone Driving Ban: "Pry My Phone From My Cold, Dead Hands"

    ​So a St. Pete Times reporter decided to call up Sen. Jack Latvala, the Republican chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and asked him about the possibility of the Florida legislature passing a ban on talking on cellphones while driving."You know the NRA saying that if they want my gun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    It Was the Wing After All

    Nearly a year and a half after a Chalk's seaplane crashed over Miami Beach, killing 20 people, the National Transportation Safety Board came to some conclusions about the cause of the accident during a meeting today. Faulty repair of a wing crack and poor maintenance were the causes, the board said.

  • News

    March 22, 2007

    Crash of an Icon

    Once a lifeline and a symbol, Chalk's delivered death

  • News

    October 12, 2006

    The Aviators

    Death and near-death experiences haunt these fly guys

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    A-Hunting They Will Go

    The rabbit and vulture problem at MIA hits its Malthusian limit

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    December 30, 1999


    Y2K Disaster Strikes Miami

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    April 17, 1997

    Wings and Prayers

    Most big airports come equipped with round-the-clock clerics -- but for some reason MIA has lost its religion

  • News

    June 30, 1993

    The Conner Conspiracy

    He was an aviation classic: independent, stubborn, savvy. And he was convinced powerful forces were out to ruin him. Did that include government informants and federal agents? Gus Conner will never know.