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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed

    An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village on Thursday, injuring a dozen people. Smoke could be seen and smelled...
  • The Latest: US identifies 3rd American plane crash victim

    9:15 p.m. (2015 GMT, 4:15 p.m. EDT) In Washington, U.S. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke identified Robert Oliver as the third American citizen killed in the crash. He provided no further details Thursday, but Oliver's parents told Spain's La...
  • Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why

    Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside. The account...
  • Train driver in O'Hare CTA crash told investigators, 'I'm not clear as to when I actually ... dozed off'

    Train driver in O'Hare CTA crash told investigators, 'I'm not clear as to when I actually ... dozed off'
    Federal officials released more than 1,600 pages of documents Thursday in their investigation of last year's CTA Blue Line crash at O'Hare International Airport, including comments from the train's driver, who hasn't spoken publicly but told investigators...
  • Chicago train driver says she dozed off before O'Hare crash

    The operator of a Chicago commuter train that jumped the tracks last year at O'Hare International Airport says she fell asleep before the crash. The comments from Brittney Haywood, a former operator with the Chicago Transit Authority, were in documents...
  • Pilot reported turbulence before plane crash in Norfolk

    Federal investigators say a pilot reported turbulence before a small plane crashed while trying to land at Norfolk International Airport. The pilot and two passengers were killed in the crash on March 3. A preliminary report by the National...
  • Early report offers a few details, but not why plane crashed in West Boynton

    Early report offers a few details, but not why plane crashed in West Boynton
    Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board released a report of the March 2 plane crash in West Boynton that killed two, but the findings do not clearly identify what caused the accident. The single-engine plane went down in the Arthur R....
  • The mystery of Germanwings Flight 9525

    The mystery of Germanwings Flight 9525
    Anyone who boards a commercial jetliner knows the safety risks. Passengers buckle up and sometimes fortify themselves with a drink and the assurance that, statistically, flying gets safer and safer because planes are better engineered and pilots are...
  • Preliminary probe of Harrison Ford plane crash confirms engine failure

    Preliminary probe of Harrison Ford plane crash confirms engine failure
    Federal investigators confirmed Tuesday that the engine of actor Harrison Ford's vintage airplane failed moments after takeoff from Santa Monica Airport last week, forcing him to try to crash land the restored World War II-era trainer. A preliminary...
  • Cops release 911 calls in deadly Orlando helicopter crash

    Cops release 911 calls in deadly Orlando helicopter crash
    Calm 911 callers reported seeing a quickly descending helicopter followed by a "boom" and black smoke from a "blazing" fire in the moments after it crashed into the guest house of a College Park home on Sunday afternoon. Three people – pilot Bruce...
  • Funds for safety went to utility execs' pay instead, PUC president says

    Funds for safety went to utility execs' pay instead, PUC president says
    Money collected from ratepayers and earmarked for pipeline safety was instead spent on executive pay raises by the state's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., in the months before a deadly pipeline explosion in 2010, lawmakers were told...