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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Pilot not 'signed off' for solo flight before fatal crash in New Smyrna Beach, NTSB says

    Pilot not 'signed off' for solo flight before fatal crash in New Smyrna Beach, NTSB says
    The pilot killed in a New Smyrna Beach plane crash earlier this month was not "signed off" for a solo flight, crash investigators said in a new report. Mihoko Tabata, 38, a Japanese citizen, somehow obtained the keys for the plane and was flying it...
  • NTSB links selfies to deadly plane crash near Denver

    NTSB links selfies to deadly plane crash near Denver
    Federal investigators say selfies were a likely factor in a small plane crash near Denver last year that killed two people. The National Transportation Safety Board says recordings from a GoPro camera found near the wreckage show the pilot and a...
  • Feds: Metro North Should Replace Bolts On New M-8 Train Cars

    Feds: Metro North Should Replace Bolts On New M-8 Train Cars
    A new federal report from the investigation into Metro-North's 2013 derailment in Bridgeport concludes that bolts on the railroad's brand-new M-8 cars are too weak. The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that Metro-North replace...
  • Plane whizzes past power lines, lands safely in West Boca

    Plane whizzes past power lines, lands safely in West Boca
    It must have been quite a sight for drivers on Florida's Turnpike: A plane that lost power in both engines gliding underneath nearby power lines to land safely behind a residential community. No one was hurt in the emergency landing about 12:30 p.m....
  • Emails show PG&E helped PUC official write safety directive

    Emails show PG&E helped PUC official write safety directive
    In the months after the deadly 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion, California regulators scrambled to order Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to improve the safety of its aging infrastructure. Now, new documents show the utility was deeply involved in the...
  • Driver in Metrolink derailment leaves jail as probe into crash continues

    Driver in Metrolink derailment leaves jail as probe into crash continues
    Freed without charges after days in jail, the pickup driver in this week's Southern California train derailment is focused on how the train's passengers are faring, his son said. "My father and the rest of my family are praying for everyone's speedy...
  • Metrolink derailment: No charges filed against truck driver for now

    Metrolink derailment: No charges filed against truck driver for now
    Prosecutors declined to file charges Thursday against the driver of a pickup truck that was hit by a Metrolink train in Oxnard this week, opting to wait for the completion of the investigation. Ventura County Dist. Atty. Gregory Totten said the...
  • Metrolink crash: NTSB to examine lighting, visibility at grade-crossing

    Metrolink crash: NTSB to examine lighting, visibility at grade-crossing
    Federal investigators are examining whether the intersection near Tuesday’s Metrolink crash in Oxnard was "adequately illuminated" in the early-morning darkness, officials said Wednesday.   National Transportation Safety Board investigators are...
  • Wife of truck driver in Metrolink crash says he was grieving for child

    Wife of truck driver in Metrolink crash says he was grieving for child
    The wife of the driver who was arrested after his truck was hit by a Metrolink train, which then derailed, defended her husband and said the couple was grieving over the recent death of their daughter. Lucila Sanchez said her husband, Jose Alejandro...
  • California train crash: Engineer 'touch and go,' heart stopped twice

    California train crash: Engineer 'touch and go,' heart stopped twice
    The train operator severely injured in Tuesday's Metrolink crash is clinging to life after his heart stopped twice on Wednesday. A day after the commuter train barreled into a heavy-duty pickup truck in Oxnard and derailed, the engineer was among...
  • Plan to bridge dangerous Metrolink crossing stalled by lack of money

    Plan to bridge dangerous Metrolink crossing stalled by lack of money
    A proposed $30-million to $35-million grade separation project that would have prevented Tuesday's crash of a Metrolink commuter train in Oxnard has been delayed for years by a lack of money, officials said Wednesday. The planned overpass project, which...