| Oct 20, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The pilot of a small plane was killed Monday morning after it crashed in a picnic area on the north shore of Big Bear Lake, fire officials said.
The San Bernardino County Fire Department reported the pilot, who was the plane's only occupant, was dead by...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:08 PM
The air tanker that went down while fighting a wildfire near Yosemite National Park this week, killing the pilot, did not appear to have mechanical issues, officials announced Friday.
The finding by National Transportation Safety Board investigators...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:39 PM
While acknowledging that Metra is "generally compliant" with U.S. regulations, a federal investigation into three incidents this summer concluded there are "many issues that negatively impact safety."
The Federal Railroad Administration, in a report...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 7:48 AM
Federal transportation officials are headed to San Bernardino National Forest to investigate a plane crash near Big Bear airport Thursday afternoon.
Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to begin surveying the wreckage...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 12:39 PM
The wing of an air tanker that crashed while being used to fight a wildfire near Yosemite National Park last week may have struck a tree before going down, according to a report by federal investigators.
The S-2T tanker was destroyed on impact Oct. 7...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:00 AM
On Feb. 9, 2011, natural gas from a cracked cast-iron pipe fueled a massive explosion that lit up the sky in Allentown, killing five people and destroying eight row homes at 13th and Allen streets.
The explosion echoed another — just six months...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Two people walked away Sunday afternoon after a single-engine plane crashed at a construction site and flipped over about three miles northwest of the Boca Raton Airport, according to federal officials.
No injuries were reported when the Cessna 180...
| Sep 21, 2014
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,...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:45 PM
As investigators arrived Wednesday to determine the cause of a fatal air tanker crash at Yosemite National Park, officials temporarily grounded the Cal Fire airplane fleet and rescuers retrieved the pilot's body from a steep canyon.
Geoffrey Craig Hunt,...
| Oct 8, 2014
•A story on Page 1 Tuesday misspelled the name of Weeghman Park, which became Wrigley Field.
•In a story on Oct. 1 about regulations for older pilots, an official of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association said that the National...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 6:29 AM
Vehicle voice-activated "infotainment'' systems that are complicated or just take longer to navigate create the highest levels of driver distraction and safety risks, according to a new study that ranked six brands installed by automakers.