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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Plug the crude-by-rail pipeline

    Plug the crude-by-rail pipeline
    Last Monday night, community and environmental organizations and residents of South Baltimore turned out to voice their concerns and objection to the Maryland Department of the Environment's consideration of Targa Resources' air pollution permit for a...
  • Probe blames Boeing and FAA for 787 Dreamliner battery fire

    Missteps by Boeing Co. and the Federal Aviation Administration led to a fire aboard a 787 Dreamliner nearly two years ago that was parked at a gate at Boston's Logan International Airport, national safety officials concluded in a report Monday. No...
  • Investigators scrutinize pilot actions in Virgin Galactic crash

    The National Transportation Safety Board appears to be taking a much closer look at the potential for pilot error as the cause of the fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic spacecraft. The agency's acting chairman, Christopher Hart, said Monday night that a...
  • Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash

    Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash
    The Virgin Galactic rocket plane had just broken the sound barrier and was shooting toward the heavens when it began disintegrating, battered by powerful aerodynamic forces. The pilots were strapped into their seats as entire pieces were torn from...
  • Virgin Galactic crash: Is space tourism worth the risk?

    To the editor: In assessing the damage caused by the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, Richard Branson quoted another famous British citizen, Sir Isaac Newton, saying that his team is "standing on the shoulders of giants." ("Virgin Galactic fatal...
  • NTSB finds sinking of Baltimore tugboat result of mate's misjudgment

    NTSB finds sinking of Baltimore tugboat result of mate's misjudgment
    The National Transportation Safety Board found that a tugboat sank, spilling diesel fuel off Locust Point last year, after a mate misjudged the location of a collapsed pier, according to a report released Tuesday. The mate operating the harbor assist...
  • CHP looks at whether driver fatigue was a factor in fatal bus crash

    Authorities are looking into how many hours a tour bus driver had been behind the wheel Sunday when he crashed twice in Northern California, with the second accident killing one man and injuring 30 other passengers. The California Highway Patrol said...
  • Bus crashed twice in one day: Police ID passenger who died

    Bus crashed twice in one day: Police ID passenger who died
    A tour bus crashed twice on Sunday in Northern California -- the second time killing one man and injuring 30 other passengers -- and an investigation is underway. The CHP said Monday the fact that the bus crashed into a Denny's before the later deadly...
  • For Miami Rep. Diaz-Balart, important new post comes with tight-fisted mandate

    WASHINGTON Miami Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart just got put in charge of one of the largest pots of money in Washington, but he's not planning on any big spending sprees. Instead, his job atop a transportation and housing appropriations...
  • Couple in Midway crash thank firefighters for going 'above and beyond their job'

    Couple in Midway crash thank firefighters for going 'above and beyond their job'
    A wedding album. Cookbooks. A favorite baking pan. The elderly couple who survived a plane crashing into their home near Midway Airport say they are "forever grateful" to the firefighters who not only came to their aid this week but went out of their way...
  • FAA should curb its regulatory authority over commercial drone use

    For more than half a century, the Federal Aviation Administration has piloted the development of sensible aviation regulation in the United States. Unfortunately, when Congress enacted legislation in 2012 directing the FAA to craft rules for small...