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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • 'On The Road' from the rearview mirror

    By Nate Owen With the 2011 calendar year drawing to a close, let's take a look back at some highlights of On The Road. There certainly were plenty of noteworthy stories this year.  And to think, we're not even a full year old yet. That will come in...
  • 'No call, no text, no update is worth a human life'

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features In a ruling that could alter the lifestyles of millions of Americans, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended states completely ban the use of all mobile phones and other portable electronic devices while...
  • US testing of lithium batteries alarms aviation officials

    International aviation officials are trying to quickly come up with safer packaging for cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes after U.S. testing confirmed that aircraft fire suppression systems can't prevent overheated batteries...
  • Va. senators, feds announce new measures against oil-by-rail disasters

    Va. senators, feds announce new measures against oil-by-rail disasters
    One year after a train carrying crude oil derailed in Lynchburg en route to a Yorktown terminal, Virginia senators and the Obama administration announced separate measures intended to protect communities from oil-by-rail accidents. On Thursday, Sens....
  • Oil tanker safety of interest to Naperville residents

    Oil tanker safety of interest to Naperville residents
    In June of 2009, seventeen tank cars of the Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad left the rails near Cherry Valley, Ill., dumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of ethanol into a Rock River tributary, causing one of the largest fish kills in Illinois...
  • Nurse dies in fall from hoist on Texas medical helicopter

    A nurse died after falling from a hoist on a medical helicopter while rescuing a woman from a hiking trail in Austin, emergency personnel said Tuesday. Kristin McLain, 46, became detached from the hoist Monday night as the rescued hiker was lifted to the...
  • NTSB: Pilot involved in fatal crash completed training one week before doomed flight

    MIAMI When John Patrick Van Ommeren neared Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport April 12 in his Piper-PA plane, he called air traffic control to land and didn't report any problems. But shortly after, Van Ommeren, who had just completed training on how to...
  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

    Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, April 30 Road-kill deer disposal need not be a huge ordeal With an annual state budget of roughly $35 billion, Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to strike $700,000 from the Department of Natural Resources budget to dispose of...
  • Pilot in fatal crash may have lacked enough training

    Pilot in fatal crash may have lacked enough training
    Pilot John Patrick Van Ommeren completed an initial training course to fly a Piper Cheyenne just one week before his plane crashed near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, killing all four on board. That was one of the details in a National...
  • Pilot reported smoke before Fort Lauderdale crash

    A preliminary report on a fatal Fort Lauderdale plane crash says the pilot told air traffic controllers of smoke in the cockpit before trying to land. The pilot and all three passengers aboard the twin-engine Piper aircraft died in the April 12 crash...
  • NTSB: Train worker likely to survive if he hadn't jumped

    Officials say a crew member who was aboard a freight train that struck a parked train in New Mexico probably would have survived if he had not jumped from the train right before impact. National Transportation Safety Board investigators said Wednesday...