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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • 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...
  • Nurse dies in fall from hoist on Texas medical helicopter

    A nurse died after falling from a hoist on a medical helicopter while rescuing a woman from a hiking trail in Austin, emergency personnel said Tuesday. Kristin McLain, 46, became detached from the hoist Monday night as the rescued hiker was lifted to the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New York to get nearly $1B loan to make commuter rail safer

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the nation's largest commuter rail network, is on track to receive a nearly $1 billion federal loan for safety improvements meant to avoid a repeat of a 2013 derailment that killed four people, Gov. Andrew...
  • NTSB releases documents in fatal Alaska crash investigation

    An Alaska commuter airline routinely failed to follow its own risk assessment plan in the days leading up to a crash that killed four people outside the village of St. Mary's, according to documents released Thursday by the National Transportation...
  • Illness on flight diverted to New York 'a big mystery'

    An airline passenger said he had trouble breathing, and others felt ill, but the airline said Thursday that an inspection found no mechanical faults after the jet made an emergency landing in New York. And while federal safety officials had no...