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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • 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...
  • Amtrak train hits truck stopped on tracks in North Carolina; 55 hurt

    Amtrak train hits truck stopped on tracks in North Carolina; 55 hurt
    Fifty-five people were taken to hospitals Monday after an Amtrak train hit a tractor-trailer that had stopped on the tracks in North Carolina, causing a locomotive and a baggage car to derail, officials said. There were 213 people aboard the train,...
  • Flammable liquid spilled, Houston channel closed after ships collide

    A portion of the Houston Ship Channel remained shut down early Tuesday after two 600-foot ships collided during foggy conditions a day earlier, causing some leakage of a flammable liquid. The Coast Guard said a gasoline additive aboard a chemical tanker...
  • Harrison Ford had no choice after engine quit, preliminary report says

    Harrison Ford had no choice after engine quit, preliminary report says
    A preliminary federal report on Harrison Ford’s plane crash last week in Santa Monica confirms that the actor’s World War II-era plane lost power, forcing him to try to land the aircraft. The preliminary report, released by the National...
  • Pilots: Brakes were on, but plane that skidded didn't slow

    The pilots of a Delta plane that skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport last week during a snowstorm have told investigators that automatic systems designed to slow down the plane were not working properly, investigators said Monday. The pilots...
  • Part of Houston channel shut after tanker, carrier collide

    A portion of the busy Houston Ship Channel was shut Monday after two 600-foot ships collided in fog, causing a leak of flammable liquid. Methyl tertiary-butyl ether, or MTBE, a gasoline additive aboard the Danish-flagged chemical tanker Carla Maersk,...
  • Facing numerous obstacles, Harrison Ford did 'best thing' to land plane

     Facing numerous obstacles, Harrison Ford did 'best thing' to land plane
    When the engine on actor Harrison Ford’s single-engine plane sputtered and died just after takeoff Thursday, a landscape of obstacles lay on the ground before him. Homes, shopping centers and narrow¬†beachside-community streets crisscross the two...
  • AEG, falling behind in fight for NFL stadium, takes the gloves off

    AEG, falling behind in fight for NFL stadium, takes the gloves off
    Last month, Carson Mayor Jim Dear took a call from a top executive at sports and entertainment giant AEG. Ted Fikre, the company's vice chairman, wanted to talk about the stadium that the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders plan to build in the South...
  • Galena derailment should put Chicago on alert, officials say

    Galena derailment should put Chicago on alert, officials say
    The fiery train derailment Thursday near Galena should serve as a wake-up call for the state and the Chicago area to be better prepared in the event of a similar incident in the metropolitan area, officials said. The BNSF Railway train carrying 103 tank...
  • Harrison Ford praised for response in crash landing

    Harrison Ford praised for response in crash landing
    Every few years, a small propeller plane from Santa Monica Airport crashes in a residential area. They have hit streets, garages, an apartment house carport and occasionally a home. On Thursday, it happened again. Only this time actor Harrison Ford...
  • Bloodied Harrison Ford asks, 'Where am I?' after plane crash in Venice

    Bloodied Harrison Ford asks, 'Where am I?' after plane crash in Venice
    A bloodied Harrison Ford asked, “Where am I?" as a group of bystanders carefully extracted him from the wreckage of his vintage plane after it crashed Thursday, a witness says. That witness, a spine surgeon, was a first responder when Ford's plane...