| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:09 PM
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...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Federal safety experts are recommending that owners of Robinson Helicopter Co.’s four-seat R44 choppers replace the aircraft’s fuel tanks after crash investigators found accidents resulted in deaths that could have been avoided.
| Apr 13, 2014
| 9:14 AM
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.
| Mar 8, 2014
| 7:22 PM
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...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:35 AM
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...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:37 AM
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...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:17 PM
SEATTLE — A television news helicopter had just taken off from its rooftop perch Tuesday morning when it came crashing down into the street and exploded in flames, killing the pilot and an Emmy-Award-winning photojournalist on board as horrified...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Thursday it expects federal officials to bring criminal charges against the company in connection with a 2010 gas pipeline blast that devastated a San Bruno neighborhood and killed eight people.
PG&E said it...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:06 PM
The CTA Blue Line operator who admitted dozing at the controls had a "very chaotic" work schedule that played a role in the bizarre crash that left her mangled train atop an escalator, the transit union president said Friday.
At the same time, the...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:09 PM
In documents filed with federal accident investigators, Asiana Airlines stated Monday that flawed automatic throttles and the pilots themselves failed to maintain enough speed and altitude to safely land at San Francisco International Airport in July....
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:17 PM
Utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was indicted Tuesday on a dozen felony counts connected to the massive 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people and ravaged a San Bruno, Calif., neighborhood.
The utility was charged with violating...