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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...
  • Virgin Galactic to test new rocket without longtime aerospace partner

    Virgin Galactic to test new rocket without longtime aerospace partner
    After last year's fatal crash, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic will now test its new SpaceShipTwo rocket without its longtime aerospace partner that designed and built the first plane. Since 2005, Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites, a firm famous...
  • Pilot reported engine trouble before Kentucky plane crash that little girl survived

    The pilot of a twin-engine plane flying over Kentucky earlier this month reported losing power in the right engine and losing sight of the airport shortly before a crash that killed all on board except a 7-year-old girl, according to a preliminary...
  • In plane crash that killed family, spared 7-year-old, pilot reported engine trouble

    A preliminary report shows that the pilot of a small plane flying over western Kentucky lost sight of the airport and reported the right engine had stopped shortly before the plane crashed and killed everyone aboard except a 7-year-old girl. The...
  • Lakeland plane crash investigation that killed two continues

    Lakeland plane crash investigation that killed two continues
    Authorities on Friday afternoon recovered the bodies of the two men who were killed in Thursday's plane crash into a warehouse in Lakeland. Firefighters were also able to collect about 80 percent of the hazardous materials inside the warehouse,...
  • NTSB wants devices to prevent flight disappearances

    WASHINGTON The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending to the Federal Aviation Administration that it require aircraft on trans-oceanic routes be equipped with devices that will allow searchers to find them if they crash. The recommendations...
  • Metro: Fire officials made changes to radios before DC subway emergency that led to difficulty

    Firefighters had difficulty using their radios during an emergency on the Washington subway system because fire officials had made changes to their radio system without alerting their partners who oversee the subway, officials said Thursday. The Metro...
  • Family of James McNair, comedian killed in Tracy Morgan crash, settles claim with Wal-Mart

    The family of a comedian killed in a New Jersey Turnpike crash that seriously injured Tracy Morgan last summer has settled a wrongful-death claim with Wal-Mart. The out-of-court settlement between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the estate of James McNair is...
  • 2 killed after flight-school plane crashes in Lakeland

    2 killed after flight-school plane crashes in Lakeland
    A student pilot and his instructor died Thursday after a flight-school plane crashed into a storage warehouse in Lakeland. The victims were identified as instructor Terry Lee Butt, Sr., 62, of Winter Haven, and student pilot Gregory Todd Geng, 41, of...
  • Investigators: Airliners should be equipped with technologies so they can be found

    Responding to recent incidents in which airliners vanished, U.S. accident investigators recommended Thursday that all passenger planes making long flights over water carry improved technology that will allow them to be found more readily in the event of a...