| Mar 26, 2015
| 2:37 PM
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...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 6:18 PM
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-...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 5:42 PM
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...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 6:01 PM
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...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 1:08 PM
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...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 5:05 PM
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...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:08 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:42 PM
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.
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:15 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 7:21 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 12:17 PM
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...