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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Rabbi: Driver killed in SUV-train crash was a 'beautiful soul' and her family's 'biggest fan'

    The SUV driver involved in a train wreck that claimed six lives was "a beautiful soul" who always took a genuine interest in others, her rabbi said Friday outside her funeral. Many young adults were among the mourners at the Dobbs Ferry funeral for Ellen...
  • Did The Electrified Third Rail Make Train Wreck Deadlier?

    VALHALLA, N.Y. — It was a hellish scenario that investigators had never seen before: 400 feet of electrified third rail snapped into 39-foot pieces and speared a commuter train during a fiery collision with an SUV. Now officials want to know whether...
  • SUV inside train gates for about 30 seconds before New York crash

    SUV inside train gates for about 30 seconds before New York crash
    An SUV was in the danger zone inside railroad crossing gates for about half a minute before a suburban commuter train crashed into it, killing the driver and five train passengers, investigators' preliminary findings indicate. Data recorders also show...
  • 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...
  • Passenger on smoke-filled D.C. train: 'We didn't see a way out of it'

    Passenger on smoke-filled D.C. train: 'We didn't see a way out of it'
    A man who was trapped on a smoke-filled subway train in Washington, D.C., this week with dozens of other passengers talked about his ordeal Thursday, describing how he was so scared for his life that he sent his family what he believed would be his...
  • Wal-Mart driver loses bid to delay Tracy Morgan's lawsuit over New Jersey crash that killed 1

    A federal judge has ruled against a Wal-Mart driver involved in a crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and several others. Driver Kevin Roper had filed a motion to delay Morgan's lawsuit against Bentonville,...
  • SUV driver's behavior comes under scrutiny in New York train crash; 6 killed in fiery wreck

    Federal investigators looking into a fiery commuter train wreck that killed six people zeroed in Wednesday on what they called the big question on everyone's mind: Why was the driver of an SUV stopped on the tracks, between the lowered crossing gates?...
  • The quick growth of Asian airlines creates challenge: how to train enough pilots

    The deadly crash of a TransAsia plane into a river in Taiwan is again focusing the world's attention on the safety challenges facing fast-growing Asian airlines. TransAsia has been adding new routes rapidly since the Taiwanese carrier went public in...
  • 6 dead after commuter train hits SUV north of New York City

    Six people were killed and more than a dozen injured when a commuter train carrying hundreds of people slammed into an SUV north of New York City and burst into flames. Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Aaron Donovan said a Metro-North...
  • State Lawmakers Seek Ways To Prevent Train Wrecks

    State Lawmakers Seek Ways To Prevent Train Wrecks
    As federal agencies investigate exactly how five passengers were killed in a fast-moving fire on a Metro-North train Tuesday in Valhalla, N.Y., Connecticut lawmakers are looking for ways to be sure that no similar calamity could occur on the railroad's...
  • CT Legislators Concerned About Fatal Metro-North Crash

    Connecticut legislators expressed concerns Wednesday about the fatal Metro-North Commuter Railroad crash in Valhalla, N.Y., saying they need to take steps to make sure it never happens again. While Metro-North has had a series of major accidents and...