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National Transportation Safety Board

National Transportation Safety Board
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  • The urgent need to bolster tank car safety standards

    In 2013, 47 people were killed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, when a runaway oil train derailed and exploded. In 2014, a train carrying crude oil derailed in Lynchburg, Va., sending three flaming tank cars into the James River and forcing evacuations 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...
  • 2nd mosquito-fighting helicopter grounded in Cape May

    Mosquitoes have gained another edge in Cape May County. The county's second mosquito control helicopter was grounded this week after its pilot found a potential rotor defect. Mosquito Control Director Peter Bosak tells the Press of Atlantic City (http:/...
  • NTSB report: Blue Line crash shows CTA should update, add safety systems

    A decades-old CTA safety system that can trigger a train's brakes in an emergency should be replaced by smart technology that detects potential danger much earlier, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday as part of its report into the...
  • Federal authorities to investigate death of rescuer who fell from medical helicopter

    AUSTIN, Texas The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the death of a rescuer who was killed Monday night after falling from a medical helicopter during a rescue in Texas. FAA personnel will be...
  • Chicago transit agency blamed for airport train derailment

    Chicago's transit agency shares in the blame for an accident last year in which a driver fell asleep and crashed a commuter train into a platform and up an escalator at O'Hare airport, federal investigators concluded Tuesday. And they warned that, without...
  • NTSB to determine cause of CTA train accident at O'Hare

    The National Transportation Safety Board was meeting Tuesday to determine what caused a Chicago Transit Authority train to jump the tracks and scale an escalator at O'Hare International Airport last year. The dramatic derailment happened just before 3...
  • Federal board declines request to reopen Buddy Holly crash

    The National Transportation Safety Board has declined a request to reopen the investigation of the Iowa plane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. The Civil Aeronautics Board ruled in 1959 that the...
  • Investigators release records of fiery Casselton derailment

    Federal investigators have released hundreds of pages of records that offer new insight into the moments just before and after a 2013 oil train derailment near Casselton, North Dakota, that created a massive fire and forced 1,400 people to evacuate for...