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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • 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...
  • Police identify 3 dead in College Park helicopter crash

    Police identify 3 dead in College Park helicopter crash
    Bruce Teitelbaum and Marsha Khan loved flying helicopters. The couple regularly flew out of Orlando Executive Airport, where he earned his pilot's license last year from HQ Aviation. While he handled the controls of one of HQ's Robinson R44 four-...
  • 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...
  • Year after Blue Line crash, fired train operator says 'I'm out here struggling'

    Year after Blue Line crash, fired train operator says 'I'm out here struggling'
    The CTA said it will rebuild a damaged escalator at the O'Hare station in the spring, a year after a Blue Line train crash injured more than 30 riders and destroyed the escalator. At about 2:49 a.m., March 24, 2014, a Blue Line train traveling 26...
  • Crude-oil train wrecks raise questions about safety claims

    Crude-oil train wrecks raise questions about safety claims
    Four accidents in the last month involving trains hauling crude oil across North America have sent flames shooting hundreds of feet into the sky, leaving some experts worried that public safety risks have been gravely underestimated. Crude trains have...
  • Oil cars still burning day after West Virginia derailment

    Oil cars still burning day after West Virginia derailment
     Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a West Virginia snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky. Hundreds of families were evacuated after losing their drinking water and...
  • State to inspect aging bridges after overpass concrete falls on car

    State to inspect aging bridges after overpass concrete falls on car
    Maryland's top transportation official on Thursday ordered immediate inspections of 27 aging, state-owned bridges after a chunk of concrete fell on a Prince George's County woman's car from the bottom of the Interstate 495 overpass in Morningside. The...
  • 4 dead in plane crash in south Miami-Dade

    4 dead in plane crash in south Miami-Dade
    A twin-engine propeller plane crashed in a rural part of Miami-Dade County shortly after takeoff Wednesday killed all four people aboard. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen identified the plane as a Beechcraft 1900 that had been...
  • William & Mary alumnus among 3 killed in Norfolk plane crash

    William & Mary alumnus among 3 killed in Norfolk plane crash
    Three people, including an alumnus of the College of William and Mary, were killed when their plane crashed in the Norfolk Botanical Garden Wednesday morning, according to Virginia State Police. The plane was found at about 7:20 a.m. in the Enchanted...
  • NTSB preliminary report confirms Oxnard Metrolink derailment details

    NTSB preliminary report confirms Oxnard Metrolink derailment details
    A preliminary federal report on the Oxnard train derailment confirms details on how a truck became lodged on the tracks just moments before last month's fatal crash. The National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday says the truck driver...