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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Plane that crashed in Middlesex was sound, report says

    Plane that crashed in Middlesex was sound, report says
    MIDDLESEX – A preliminary report issued Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board for the fatal plane crash in Topping on Sunday does not show any initial mechanical problems with the aircraft. According to the report, no "anomalies"...
  • FAA investigating Bucks skydiving accident

    Two people were seriously injured sky diving Tuesday morning in upper Bucks County. Perkasie police said officers were called to an open area near Guth Elementary School on Seventh Street in the borough at 11:06 a.m. on reports of a sky-diving accident....
  • Malaysia Airlines jet crash insurance may be complex, lengthy

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Insurance on the Malaysian airliner brought down over Ukraine is likely to pay out relatively quickly if the cause of the crash is determined, but observers say insurance for the loss of 298 lives and other liability could be...
  • U.S. FBI, transport investigators headed to Ukraine after crash

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. investigators are preparing to head to Ukraine to assist in the aftermath of a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine with 298 people on board, an official said on Friday. FBI and U.S. National...
  • U.S. concerned about delay in probing Malaysian plane crash site: official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said on Friday he is concerned about the lack of a major investigation into the downed Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine. Asked about the delay so far into probing Thursday'...
  • CDC drops the ball, and the anthrax

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Wednesday, July 16: We're no experts on medical research. Nonetheless, we offer this humble safety tip to those who are: When conducting experiments on deadly pathogens, safety...
  • Deadly Ellicott City derailment linked to break in track

     Deadly Ellicott City derailment linked to break in track
    The August 2012 derailment of a coal train in the heart of historic Ellicott City likely began at a small break in the rail line several hundred feet from where two 19-year-old women were seated next to the tracks. The presence of the break, made public...
  • NTSB faults Washington state, trucking firm in bridge collapse

    WASHINGTON A series of safeguards failed to prevent an oversize truck from hitting a low-clearance bridge on Interstate 5 in Washington state last year, leading to the collapse of one of its spans, federal safety investigators concluded Tuesday. The...
  • Parents of Ellicott City derailment victims speak out, say they blame CSX for deaths

    Parents of Ellicott City derailment victims speak out, say they blame CSX for deaths
    The parents of two young women killed in a 2012 coal train derailment in Ellicott City criticized CSX Transportation for the first time Tuesday — blaming the railroad for their daughters' deaths. "The families and our attorneys are determined to...
  • To fight trucker fatigue, focus on economics, not electronics

    To fight trucker fatigue, focus on economics, not electronics
    Last month, after a tractor-trailer collided with a vehicle carrying actor Tracy Morgan and others, national attention focused — briefly — on the serious issue of fatigued truck drivers. The truck's driver, Kevin Roper, was charged with...
  • Norfolk Southern train derails in southwestern Virginia

    A Norfolk Southern Corp. train hauling vehicles and nail polish en route to Norfolk derailed on Monday evening in southwestern Virginia, though there were no injuries or hazardous material spilled, county and company officials said. The 33-car freight...