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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Light penalties the norm for state utilities following fatal accidents

    Light penalties the norm for state utilities following fatal accidents
    On Feb. 9, 2011, natural gas from a cracked cast-iron pipe fueled a massive explosion that lit up the sky in Allentown, killing five people and destroying eight row homes at 13th and Allen streets. The explosion echoed another — just six months...
  • Two survive small plane crash in Boca Raton

    Two survive small plane crash in Boca Raton
    Two people walked away Sunday afternoon after a single-engine plane crashed at a construction site and flipped over about three miles northwest of the Boca Raton Airport, according to federal officials. No injuries were reported when the Cessna 180...
  • NTSB: No mechanical issues with air tanker that crashed in Yosemite

    The air tanker that went down while fighting a wildfire near Yosemite National Park this week, killing the pilot, did not appear to have mechanical issues, officials announced Friday. The finding by National Transportation Safety Board investigators...
  • Tanker pilot's body recovered as Yosemite fire battle continues

    As investigators arrived Wednesday to determine the cause of a fatal air tanker crash at Yosemite National Park, officials temporarily grounded the Cal Fire airplane fleet and rescuers retrieved the pilot's body from a steep canyon. Geoffrey Craig Hunt,...
  • Corrections and clarifications for Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

    •A story on Page 1 Tuesday misspelled the name of Weeghman Park, which became Wrigley Field. •In a story on Oct. 1 about regulations for older pilots, an official of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association said that the National...
  • Car 'infotainment' systems ranked by distraction level in study

    Car 'infotainment' systems ranked by distraction level in study
    Vehicle voice-activated "infotainment'' systems that are complicated or just take longer to navigate create the highest levels of driver distraction and safety risks, according to a new study that ranked six brands installed by automakers. The study,...
  • Just assume your credit and debit card data were hacked

    Sure, your credit and debit card information is safe and secure. Just like the White House. So commonplace have revelations of data hacks, security breaches and compromised confidentiality become that it's not worth waiting for formal notification...
  • Tracy Morgan: 'I Can't Believe Walmart is Blaming Me' for Accident Injuries

    Tracy Morgan has spoken out against Walmart after the company said the comedian should have been wearing a seat belt during the accident that left him severely injured and killed his friend. "After I heard what Walmart said in court I felt I had to speak...
  • 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...
  • Small plane crashes in Pompano Beach; two fliers unhurt

    Small plane crashes in Pompano Beach; two fliers unhurt
    Federal authorities are investigating the crash of a small plane at Pompano Beach Airpark. The plane's two occupants were uninjured Tuesday night when the single-engine Alpha Trainer fixed-wing aircraft lost power, hit some trees and struck a...
  • Sarah Longwell: Let's get the real drunks off the road

    The National Transportation Safety Board is on a mission to lower the legal drunk-driving limit to .05. For a 120-pound woman, that would spell jail time for having just one drink and then driving.  For those of us who work in the alcohol policy arena,...