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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • US safety board: Oil train tank cars need urgent upgrades

    Fuel-hauling tank cars need safety upgrades to keep fires from spreading after train derailments, and the public can't wait another decade for the improvements as the industry suggests, U.S. safety officials said. The National Transportation Safety Board...
  • Problem that led to smoke in Metro tunnel is resolved

    Authorities say a problem that led to smoke in a subway tunnel in Bethesda has been resolved and Metro trains are running normally. Metro reported shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday that a malfunctioning electrical insulator had been removed and that...
  • Investigators examining similar incident in Metro probe

    Federal investigators are looking at a similar incident that happened in February as they try to pin down the cause of an electrical malfunction on Washington's subway system that led to one death. The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday...
  • Five things for Monday, April 6, 2015

    Five things for Monday, April 6, 2015
    Here are your stories for Monday in Central Florida: poll shows Florida supports medical marijuana; noisy SunRail yard rankles residents; seven-year-old girl was struck by vehicle on beach; church begins new life on Easter; helicopters crashes. 1....
  • 2 men killed in Chester County plane crash identified

    2 men killed in Chester County plane crash identified
    Why certified pilots Richard Poch and Joseph Deal abruptly lost control of a small plane they were flying Sunday — ending in a crash in Chester County that killed both men — remains unclear. West Goshen Police Department officials released...
  • Bodies recovered in Germanwings crash, but families must wait months

    Bodies recovered in Germanwings crash, but families must wait months
    Just over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the crash site and are now trying to match them with DNA profiles from the 150 people killed — an arduous task that...
  • Trespassing by 'Midnight Rider' crew probably caused train death, NTSB finds

    Trespassing by 'Midnight Rider' crew probably caused train death, NTSB finds
    The fatal train accident on the set of “Midnight Rider” last year was probably caused by the film crew’s trespassing on a railroad bridge, federal safety officials announced Tuesday. Assistant camera operator Sarah Jones, 27, was...
  • After explosion, San Bruno wants big PG&E fine, tougher safety measures

    City of San Bruno officials are supporting a proposed, record-high fine against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. but are complaining that the punishment for a fatal pipeline blast in 2010 fails to ensure the utility would act safely in the future. Mayor Jim...
  • Few answers in early report on deadly copter crash

    Few answers in early report on deadly copter crash
    Moments before last week's deadly helicopter accident in Orlando, a witness saw it drop into trees and begin to break apart, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. "Multiple witnesses reported hearing a loud helicopter flying low,...
  • Inglewood hires firm to assess security risks of proposed NFL stadium

    A month after a report by former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge questioning the safety of a proposed NFL stadium in Inglewood became public, the city has retained a security consulting firm to assess the $1.86-billion project’s risks. A...
  • Radio calls detail moments before and after Sunday's helicopter crash

    Radio calls detail moments before and after Sunday's helicopter crash
    Everything appeared to be going smoothly for pilot Bruce Teitelbaum when his Robinson R44 II helicopter was approved for takeoff from Orlando Executive Airport at 2:10 p.m. Sunday. Radio transmissions to and from Teitelbaum's chopper detail the moments...