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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • 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...
  • In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains

    In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains
    The investigation into the CTA train wreck in March at the O’Hare station prompted a federal alert Thursday to all U.S. rail transit systems to conduct tests ensuring adequate stopping distance of trains in emergency-braking situations. The...
  • Richard Rockefeller, of famed family, dies in New York plane crash

    Richard Rockefeller, of famed family, dies in New York plane crash
    Richard Rockefeller, the great-grandson of the legendary founder of Standard Oil, died on Friday when the small airplane he was piloting crashed in suburban New York, a family spokesman said. In addition to being related to John D. Rockefeller,...
  • Federal agencies investigate fatal Lake Elsinore plane crash

    Federal agencies investigate fatal Lake Elsinore plane crash
    The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigatinga plane crash near Lake Elsinore that killed three people and started a small brush fire. The plane appeared to have crashed into a hillside, said...
  • Child injured in plane crash dies; pilot killed was LAFD veteran

    Child injured in plane crash dies; pilot killed was LAFD veteran
    An 8-year-old boy who was seriously hurt in a San Bernardino County plane crash that killed a Los Angeles firefighter died of his injuries on Friday, officials said. Sebastian Gerwal, of Frazier Lake, suffered trauma to his head and upper body in the...
  • U.S. moves toward opening skies for commercial drones

    U.S. moves toward opening skies for commercial drones
    The U.S. air safety regulator is drafting rules to permit small drones to be used for commercial purposes, a step toward allowing remote-control planes and helicopters to be deployed for everything from TV news coverage to monitoring crops. Media...
  • Feds order rail brake tests to avoid repeat of O'Hare Blue Line crash

    Feds order rail brake tests to avoid repeat of O'Hare Blue Line crash
    All U.S. transit agencies that operate rail systems received a federal alert Thursday to conduct tests ensuring adequate stopping distance of trains in emergency-braking situations, to avoid the risk of a crash similar to the CTA wreck at the O’Hare...
  • Tracy Morgan transferred from hospital to rehab center

    Tracy Morgan transferred from hospital to rehab center
    Tracy Morgan has been transferred from the hospital to a rehab center, his rep told TheWrap. “Tracy has been transferred to an undisclosed rehab center, where he is expected to remain for the next few weeks,” Lewis Kay said. “While...
  • Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash was speeding, feds say

    Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash was speeding, feds say
    The Wal-Mart trucker charged in the fatal crash that left Tracy Morgan critically injured was going 20 miles above the speed limit and had been driving for 9 hours when the crash occurred, federal officials said Thursday. Due to construction work,...
  • 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...
  • Crew may have tried to slow jet before crash in Massachusetts

    Crew may have tried to slow jet before crash in Massachusetts
    The crew of the plane that crashed in Massachusetts, killing seven people, may have tried to slow or stop the jet, according to information released Tuesday by investigators studying the wreckage. The thrust reversers on the Gulfstream IV were applied...