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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • What investigators can learn from train black boxes

    What investigators can learn from train black boxes
    WASHINGTON — Federal authorities will look at a variety of evidence as they try to pinpoint the cause of Tuesday night's derailment in Philadelphia of Amtrak Train 188, which killed at least seven┬ápeople and injured 200. A former head of railroad...
  • Amtrak Philadelphia crash highlights neglect of busy rail corridor

    WASHINGTON The derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia on Tuesday night renewed attention to the safety and infrastructure challenges facing the nation's busiest passenger rail corridor. As investigators began reviewing the data from the locomotive...
  • Amtrak crash: What investigators can learn from black boxes

    Federal authorities will look at a variety of evidence as they try to pinpoint the cause of Tuesday night's derailment in Philadelphia of Amtrak Train 188, which killed at least seven people and injured 200. A former head of railroad accident...
  • Texas nurse died when harness detached from helicopter cable

    An incident report says a Texas flight nurse died after falling about 100 feet from a medical helicopter when her harness became detached from a hoisting cable. STAR Flight's chief medical supervisor, Chris Postiglione (pohs-tig-lee-OH'-nee), signed...
  • Amtrak derailment: Death toll rises to 6; investigators head to scene

    PHILADELPHIA The death toll in the derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia rose to six Wednesday as federal investigators readied to go to the area in a bid to determine what caused the wreck that also injured dozens of people. A source familiar...
  • New rules on oil trains draw flak from firefighters, too

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers and environmental and industry groups criticized the federal government's new safety measures for oil trains when they were announced this month. Now another group has expressed disappointment in the new rules: Emergency responders....
  • At Least 5 Killed When Amtrak Train Derails In Philadelphia

    At Least 5 Killed When Amtrak Train Derails In Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, tearing the cars apart and killing at least five people. Dozens of passengers were injured, and some...
  • 5 killed when Amtrak train headed to New York derails in Philadelphia

    5 killed when Amtrak train headed to New York derails in Philadelphia
    An Amtrak train abruptly overturned in Philadelphia, killing at least five people and injuring dozens of others, some of whom had to scramble through the windows of toppled cars to escape. The accident has closed the nation's busiest rail corridor between...
  • Latest on Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment: Cars 'ripped apart'

    Latest on Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment: Cars 'ripped apart'
    At least 130 people have been taken to hospitals to get checked out after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia. The train was carrying 243 people from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday night when it derailed. A spokesman for Temple...
  • NTSB: Pilot involved in fatal crash completed training one week before doomed flight

    MIAMI When John Patrick Van Ommeren neared Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport April 12 in his Piper-PA plane, he called air traffic control to land and didn't report any problems. But shortly after, Van Ommeren, who had just completed training on how to...
  • Severn woman grateful for couple's quick thinking in car fire

    Mike Herbold always pulls over when he sees someone on the side of the road who needs help. "It's what I do," the Severn resident said. Normally this means helping replace a tire — but Monday afternoon, Herbold said, he stopped for a woman...