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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • 4 dead, dozen injured in college bus crash in Oklahoma

    4 dead, dozen injured in college bus crash in Oklahoma
    Four female college softball players were killed and a dozen others were injured when their bus was involved in a crash on an Oklahoma highway late on Friday. The crash occurred around 9 p.m. local time (8 p.m. EDT) when a semi truck crossed over a...
  • Airports try to keep pace with influx of animals on property

    MILWAUKEE Wings and tails are crucial parts of most aircraft, but also can be major hazards when they happen to be made of feathers or fur. Airplanes colliding with animals ranging from white-tailed deer to birds of every shape and size are a constant...
  • Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged

    Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged
    Chicago area communities must act soon to demand the federal government tighten proposed regulations on railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and other hazardous materials, a coalition of suburbs says. Federal regulators especially need to close a...
  • 2 injured in small plane crash on Kendall-LaSalle County border

    2 injured in small plane crash on Kendall-LaSalle County border
    A student and instructor were injured when the small plane they were in crashed in a bean field on the border between LaSalle and Kendall counties, near Newark, knocking out power to 1,400 customers this afternoon. The extent of the victims' injuries...
  • Families mark 20th anniversary of air crash that spurred fed advocacy group

    MOON, Penn. As it was two decades ago, this night felt similar : blue-skied and temperate. But for the nearly 200 people gathered in Moon, it marked 20 years of grief and heartache, change and triumph. At 7:03 p.m., families, friends and loved ones...
  • Toyota: Precollision Systems 'Widely Available' by 2018 Model Year

     
    Toyota says it plans to introduce new collision mitigation technology in 2015 and hopes the technology will become widely available ??? but not necessarily standard ??? across the automaker's lineup by the 2018 model year. Company executives recently told...
  • Rail union members vote down BNSF proposal to cut train crew size

    A tentative agreement to reduce train crew size on one of the nation's largest rail carriers has failed, according to the labor union whose members voted on it this week. The pact would have eliminated on-board conductors on 60 percent of BNSF Railway,...
  • Sarah Longwell: Let's get the real drunks off the road

    The National Transportation Safety Board is on a mission to lower the legal drunk-driving limit to .05. For a 120-pound woman, that would spell jail time for having just one drink and then driving.  For those of us who work in the alcohol policy arena,...
  • Update: U.S. under attack [archives]

    As traffic on the World Wide Web came to a crawl the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, chicagotribune.com communicated with many of its readers via e-mail. This is the third of four Tribune Alerts that were sent that day to more than 19,800 readers -- and that...
  • City wants tighter rules on crude oil trains

    City wants tighter rules on crude oil trains
    Warning that the frequent railroad trains loaded with crude oil passing through the Chicago area are a “serious risk to public safety,” the City Council is calling for tighter restrictions on the shipments than federal officials proposed in...
  • Pilot killed at Reno Air Races, scene of 2011 crash

    (Reuters) - A veteran pilot died when he crashed during qualifying for the National Championship Air Races, official said on Tuesday in Reno, where 11 people were killed in 2011 when a World War Two-era plane slammed into the ground near the grandstand....