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  • Pilot killed during dangerous stunt at Travis air base show

    Pilot killed during dangerous stunt at Travis air base show
    A veteran show pilot was killed Sunday when his plane crashed while performing a stunt, officials at Travis Air Force Base in Northern California said. Eddie Andreini, 77, died when his plane slammed upside down into the tarmac and slid about 500 feet...
  • Airline delays cost carriers and passengers $5.8 billion, study says

    As another harsh storm delays thousands of flights across the United States, a new study estimates that severe weather has cost airlines and passengers $5.8 billion this winter. More than 2,800 flights were canceled Monday and another 2,900 were...
  • 'Polar vortex' wallops fliers' wallets

    'Polar vortex' wallops fliers' wallets
    Flights canceled in January's "polar vortex" inflicted $2.5 billion in costs on stranded travelers, according to a new analysis. The 49,000 flights canceled last month more than doubled the number halted by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Snow, sleet and...
  • Focus in CTA crash falls on operator fatigue, braking system

    Focus in CTA crash falls on operator fatigue, braking system
    Federal investigators will focus on whether a CTA train operator fell asleep at the controls and if an automatic braking system was working properly as they seek to pinpoint the cause of a spectacular crash Monday that left a Blue Line car perched atop an...
  • Minor delays expected on Blue Line to O'Hare

    Minor delays expected on Blue Line to O'Hare
    Blue Line commuters traveling to and from O'Hare International Airport should face only minor delays this week because of Monday's early morning derailment. The Blue Line is still running as far as Rosemont, the stop just before O'Hare, where passengers...
  • Mourners gather to remember father and daughter killed in plane crash

    Mourners gather to remember father and daughter killed in plane crash
    An overflow crowd packed a north suburban funeral service Tuesday for Jeffrey Bronken and his daughter, Katherine, 15, who were killed in a plane crash in Florida during their spring break. The service touched on how the Round Lake family had been twice...
  • Round Lake man's spring break trip to Florida ends with fatal crash

    Round Lake man's spring break trip to Florida ends with fatal crash
    A devoted family man from the north suburbs who was "larger than life" was flying his teenage daughter and a friend to Florida for spring break when he was killed early this morning during a crash that left the two girls injured, according to family and...
  • Chicago area girl dies after plane crash that also killed father

    Chicago area girl dies after plane crash that also killed father
    Katherine Bronken, the 15-year-old girl from Round Lake who was injured in a plane crash that killed her father over the weekend, has died, officials said. Katherine and a friend were passengers in a small plane piloted by her father, Jeffrey Bronken,...
  • NTSB head: Oil tanker rail 'safety has been compromised'

    NTSB head: Oil tanker rail 'safety has been compromised'
    The recent spate of accidents in the U.S. and Canada involving trains carrying crude oil demonstrates that “far too often, safety has been compromised,” the head of the top U.S. transportation safety agency said today. The amount of crude...
  • California bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck adds to mystery

    California bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck adds to mystery
    Investigators probing the collision of a FedEx freight truck and a charter bus that killed 10 were dealing with disparate clues, including reports that the truck was on fire before the crash as well as evidence that its driver appeared not to brake. A...
  • Plane catches skydiver's parachute; both crash, but all survive

    Plane catches skydiver's parachute; both crash, but all survive
    The wing of a small plane flying a few feet off the ground clipped the strings of a parachute Saturday in Florida, flinging the skydiver into the air and slamming the plane nose-first into grass. Both pilot and skydiver survived. In fact, neither...