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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Jet carrying Philadelphia Inquirer owner crashed after failed takeoff

    A small jet carrying media mogul Lewis Katz and six others appeared to not make it off the ground as it tried to take off from a Massachusetts airport and instead veered off the runway, hit an antenna and a fence and crashed into a gully, investigators...
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  • Close call between two United planes in Houston prompts FAA review

    The FAA is investigating a close call between two United Airlines flights in Houston earlier this month and has put in place preventive measures in response to the incident, an official said Friday.  The incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. May 9 about two...
  • Worst plane crash in U.S. history

     Worst plane crash in U.S. history
    Thirty-five years ago Sunday, in what remains the worst airline crash on U.S. soil, more than 270 people were killed near O'Hare International Airport when American Airlines Flight 191 lost its left engine on takeoff, rolled sickeningly and crashed near a...
  • Rosedale train explosion still being felt by local businesses one year later

    Rosedale train explosion still being felt by local businesses one year later
    When the derailed train cars full of hazardous chemicals exploded, a shock wave shot through an adjacent industrial park, shattering windows, cracking concrete and buckling metal paneling and roofs. A year later, the recovery continues. "We're a...
  • Helicopter crashes on Hart-Miller Island in Essex

    Helicopter crashes on Hart-Miller Island in Essex
    Maryland State Police today released more details about Sunday's helicopter crash that left two people with minor injuries at Hart-Miller Island near Essex. The helicopter, a Brantley B-2B, experienced a mechanical problem Sunday afternoon, state...
  • Distracted driving still a problem, safety council chief says

    Distracted driving still a problem, safety council chief says
    Happy holiday. It's really great to still have you around, because you are not (so far, at least) among the almost 400 people in the U.S. who the National Safety Council predicts will be killed in traffic accidents during the Memorial Day weekend. Yes,...
  • Mystery of drone over Schaumburg solved

    If you were in the vicinity of the Jane Addams Tollway in Schaumburg over the past couple days and thought you saw a drone hovering overhead, you weren’t paranoid or hallucinating. It turns out that the drone was being used to survey a...
  • S.F. firefighter claims she was blamed for Asiana death, lawsuit says

    S.F. firefighter claims she was blamed for Asiana death, lawsuit says
    A San Francisco firefighter accused of accidentally running over a 16-year-old passenger during the Asiana Airlines crash has filed a lawsuit claiming she was used as a “scapegoat” to minimize failures in the Fire Department. Elyse Duckett,...
  • Former NBA, NHL owner among 7 killed in plane crash

    Former NBA, NHL owner among 7 killed in plane crash
    Lewis Katz, the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, was among seven people killed when a private jet caught fire and crashed as it tried to take off near Boston, the newspaper said Sunday. Katz, 72, also co-owned Philadelphia's Daily News...
  • 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...