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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Police: Man, 14-year-old boy die in New York plane collision

    The pilot of a small plane and his 14-year-old passenger died on Saturday when their aircraft struck another plane and crashed during an event in upstate New York to introduce young people to aviation, officials said. A Cessna 172, single-engine plane,...
  • Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state

    Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state
    In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...
  • Wal-Mart says Tracy Morgan wasn't wearing seat belt during June crash

    Tracy Morgan and others in his limousine were not wearing seat belts during a June highway accident that left a fellow comedian dead, Wal-Mart alleged Monday in its response to his lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed in July in U.S. District Court in New Jersey...
  • 1st responders take peek inside tank car in training exercise

    1st responders take peek inside tank car in training exercise
    About 60 first responders from a score of Chicago suburbs got an inside look, literally, at the type of railroad car used to haul thousands of gallons of crude oil, ethanol and other potentially hazardous materials through their communities each day....
  • Small-plane crash in Northern California kills both occupants

    Small-plane crash in Northern California kills both occupants
    Authorities were working over the weekend to recover wreckage from a small-plane crash that killed two people near Gilroy. The Cessna 140 crashed Saturday evening "under unknown circumstances" about four miles northwest of Hollister, sustaining...
  • Santa Monica versus the FAA over airport

    Santa Monica versus the FAA over airport
    The Santa Monica Airport has long been embattled. City officials and nearby residents have made no secret of the fact that they are weary of it, especially as larger and larger private jets take off from and land on its single runway. Neighbors, some...
  • Pilot blamed in fatal 2013 crash near Executive Airport

    Pilot blamed in fatal 2013 crash near Executive Airport
    The National Transportation Safety Board has blamed the pilot of a twin-engine plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in March 2013, saying he failed to control the aircraft after it apparently lost power. The...
  • Truckers can use hands-free devices safely

    Truckers can use hands-free devices safely
    We're writing in response to your recent editorial criticizing the Maryland Motor Truck Association's position on highway safety and the use of mobile technology ("The NTSB's call for safety," Oct. 24). MMTA and the American Trucking Associations both...
  • After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers

    After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers
    The freight train derailment and explosion that caused millions of dollars in property damage in Rosedale last year spurred National Transportation Safety Board officials on Wednesday to call for new laws banning the use of hands-free cellphone devices by...
  • Investigators scrutinize pilot actions in Virgin Galactic crash

    The National Transportation Safety Board appears to be taking a much closer look at the potential for pilot error as the cause of the fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic spacecraft. The agency's acting chairman, Christopher Hart, said Monday night that a...
  • Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash

    Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash
    The Virgin Galactic rocket plane had just broken the sound barrier and was shooting toward the heavens when it began disintegrating, battered by powerful aerodynamic forces. The pilots were strapped into their seats as entire pieces were torn from...