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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Metro: Fire officials made changes to radios before DC subway emergency that led to difficulty

    Firefighters had difficulty using their radios during an emergency on the Washington subway system because fire officials had made changes to their radio system without alerting their partners who oversee the subway, officials said Thursday. The Metro...
  • NTSB wants devices to prevent flight disappearances

    WASHINGTON The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending to the Federal Aviation Administration that it require aircraft on trans-oceanic routes be equipped with devices that will allow searchers to find them if they crash. The recommendations...
  • Family of James McNair, comedian killed in Tracy Morgan crash, settles claim with Wal-Mart

    The family of a comedian killed in a New Jersey Turnpike crash that seriously injured Tracy Morgan last summer has settled a wrongful-death claim with Wal-Mart. The out-of-court settlement between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the estate of James McNair is...
  • 2 killed after flight-school plane crashes in Lakeland

    2 killed after flight-school plane crashes in Lakeland
    A student pilot and his instructor died Thursday after a flight-school plane crashed into a storage warehouse in Lakeland. The victims were identified as instructor Terry Lee Butt, Sr., 62, of Winter Haven, and student pilot Gregory Todd Geng, 41, of...
  • Central Florida men killed in plane crash at Sebring Airport

    Central Florida men killed in plane crash at Sebring Airport
    Two people are dead in a plane crash in central Florida. The Highlands County Sheriff's Office reports that the aircraft went down around 11 a.m. Friday at the Sebring Airport. It was found near the airport runway. Officials identified the pilot as 56-...
  • Investigators: Power not shut off on smoky DC subway for 44 minutes in fatal accident

    An electrical malfunction that filled a Washington subway train with smoke, killing one passenger and sickening dozens more, continued for 44 minutes before the Metro transit agency shut off power to the affected rail, federal investigators said Friday....
  • Radio trouble for firefighters at D.C. subway incident: report

    Firefighters responding to an electrical malfunction on the Washington subway system had difficulty communicating by radio and some had to use cellphones instead, according to a preliminary report released by the city Saturday. The report says fire...
  • Power wasn't cut until 44 minutes after smoke was reported on D.C. subway

    Power wasn't cut until 44 minutes after smoke was reported on D.C. subway
    Officials at D.C.’s transit agency didn’t shut off power to the subway’s electric third rail until 44 minutes after heavy smoke was reported coming from one of its tunnels, preliminary findings by the National Transportation Safety Board...
  • Investigators mum; DC's timeline of response to smoke-filled subway leaves many questions

    More than three days after a fatal accident on Washington's aging and frequently criticized subway system, investigators have not provided details about what caused a train to fill with smoke or what could have been done to limit passengers' exposure....
  • Passengers on smoky subway cursed and prayed, sharing water and wine as responders waited

    Passengers were still pleading for a rescue 27 minutes after smoke filled their subway cars under the nation's capital, as communications breakdowns between the train's operator, his command center and firefighters left help waiting at a station just...
  • Relatives of those injured in prison bus wreck upset they can't visit them in hospital

    The hospital treating victims of a deadly prison bus crash in West Texas said Thursday that relatives aren't being allowed to visit the inmates because of a longstanding policy, despite demands from the inmates' families to see them. Eight inmates and...