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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • German airline crash: 'You can hear he is trying to smash the door down'

    German airline crash: 'You can hear he is trying to smash the door down'
    The mystery surrounding this week's crash of a German airliner into the French Alps deepened Wednesday with a report suggesting the pilot may have been locked out of the cockpit before the crash. UPDATE: French prosecutor says Germanwings copilot...
  • New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed

    An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village on Thursday, injuring a dozen people. Smoke could be seen and smelled...
  • The Latest: US identifies 3rd American plane crash victim

    9:15 p.m. (2015 GMT, 4:15 p.m. EDT) In Washington, U.S. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke identified Robert Oliver as the third American citizen killed in the crash. He provided no further details Thursday, but Oliver's parents told Spain's La...
  • Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why

    Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside. The account...
  • Train driver in O'Hare CTA crash told investigators, 'I'm not clear as to when I actually ... dozed off'

    Train driver in O'Hare CTA crash told investigators, 'I'm not clear as to when I actually ... dozed off'
    Federal officials released more than 1,600 pages of documents Thursday in their investigation of last year's CTA Blue Line crash at O'Hare International Airport, including comments from the train's driver, who hasn't spoken publicly but told investigators...
  • Chicago train driver says she dozed off before O'Hare crash

    The operator of a Chicago commuter train that jumped the tracks last year at O'Hare International Airport says she fell asleep before the crash. The comments from Brittney Haywood, a former operator with the Chicago Transit Authority, were in documents...
  • Pilot reported turbulence before plane crash in Norfolk

    Federal investigators say a pilot reported turbulence before a small plane crashed while trying to land at Norfolk International Airport. The pilot and two passengers were killed in the crash on March 3. A preliminary report by the National...
  • Early report offers a few details, but not why plane crashed in West Boynton

    Early report offers a few details, but not why plane crashed in West Boynton
    Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board released a report of the March 2 plane crash in West Boynton that killed two, but the findings do not clearly identify what caused the accident. The single-engine plane went down in the Arthur R....
  • The mystery of Germanwings Flight 9525

    The mystery of Germanwings Flight 9525
    Anyone who boards a commercial jetliner knows the safety risks. Passengers buckle up and sometimes fortify themselves with a drink and the assurance that, statistically, flying gets safer and safer because planes are better engineered and pilots are...
  • How investigators will determine why Germanwings jet crashed

    Cockpit voice recordings and, hopefully, flight data will provide the main clues to investigators trying to understand what caused Germanwings Flight 9525 to crash. But that is just the beginning. Drawing on decades of experience with crashes around...
  • Cops release 911 calls in deadly Orlando helicopter crash

    Cops release 911 calls in deadly Orlando helicopter crash
    Calm 911 callers reported seeing a quickly descending helicopter followed by a "boom" and black smoke from a "blazing" fire in the moments after it crashed into the guest house of a College Park home on Sunday afternoon. Three people – pilot Bruce...