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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • How to make big trucks safer

    How to make big trucks safer
    What does it sound like inside an 18-wheeler rolling down the highway? If you answered "engine growls and country music," you might be right. But don't forget the truck's dashboard-mounted computer, warning in a robotic, female voice: "You have 9...
  • Competency, controls to be likely topics at Asiana jet crash meeting

    Pilot competency and automated throttle controls will be major topics of discussion when federal safety officials convene Tuesday to determine the likely cause of last July's Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco that killed three people and injured more...
  • Asiana Airlines crash: NTSB video details plane's final moments

    Asiana Airlines crash: NTSB video details plane's final moments
    Federal investigators Tuesday revealed key moments in the final minutes of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 that caused the Boeing 777 to fly into San Francisco International Airport too low and slow, and ultimately crash. During a hearing in Washington, D.C....
  • Asiana Airlines says it's dealing with SFO crash problems

    Asiana Airlines says it's dealing with SFO crash problems
    Asiana Airlines said Tuesday it is also addressing problems cited by a federal safety panel investigating last year's jet crash in San Francisco. The panel found the Asiana pilots mismanaged their landing approach and inadvertently shut off an automatic...
  • 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...
  • Media mogul Lewis Katz is one of seven killed in private jet crash

    Media mogul Lewis Katz is one of seven killed in private jet crash
    Media mogul Lewis Katz and six others died when a private jet veered into a marshy area and burst into flames during takeoff, investigators said Sunday as they began investigating the crash. The pilot had reported no trouble, but the plane apparently...
  • Mourners gather to remember father and daughter killed in plane crash

    Mourners gather to remember father and daughter killed in plane crash
    An overflow crowd packed a north suburban funeral service Tuesday for Jeffrey Bronken and his daughter, Katherine, 15, who were killed in a plane crash in Florida during their spring break. The service touched on how the Round Lake family had been twice...
  • Feds to conduct safety assessment after 'scary' Metra rides

    Feds to conduct safety assessment after 'scary' Metra rides
    The nation’s top railroad official has ordered an investigation of Metra after three incidents over a 10-day span — two in which engineers allegedly were speeding and a third involving a train that reportedly blew through a red stop signal....
  • Chicago area girl dies after plane crash that also killed father

    Chicago area girl dies after plane crash that also killed father
    Katherine Bronken, the 15-year-old girl from Round Lake who was injured in a plane crash that killed her father over the weekend, has died, officials said. Katherine and a friend were passengers in a small plane piloted by her father, Jeffrey Bronken,...
  • Asiana pilots failed to monitor airspeed and altitude, NTSB says

    Asiana pilots failed to monitor airspeed and altitude, NTSB says
    Asiana Airlines Flight 214 swooped over San Francisco Bay that summer day, its instruments indicating it was too high to start a safe landing. The pilots adjusted the altitude but inadvertently shut off the automatic throttle. That caused the Boeing 777...
  • Driverless cars still a long way off

    Two years ago, the annual MIT/New England Motor Press Association Technology Conference focused on autonomous vehicles. These are cars and trucks that can drive themselves. The conclusion: Autonomous vehicles will impact every aspect of vehicle and road...