| Jan 27, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Federal safety experts are recommending that owners of Robinson Helicopter Co.’s four-seat R44 choppers replace the aircraft’s fuel tanks after crash investigators found accidents resulted in deaths that could have been avoided.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:02 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued “urgent” safety recommendations to the Federal Transit Administration as part of its ongoing probe of the deaths of two Bay Area Rapid Transit track workers struck by...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:55 PM
A group of passengers who were aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport last summer filed a personal injury lawsuit against Boeing Friday alleging that negligence by the company contributed to the crash....
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Southwest Airlines pilots cited "bright runway lights" as part of the reason they landed at the wrong Missouri airport this week, federal officials said.
In interviews with National Transportation Safety Board investigators on Thursday, pilots of...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:41 PM
About 400,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from 18 rail cars after after a Dec. 30 derailment near Casselton, N.D., the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary investigation report Monday.
An ensuing explosion sent a massive...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:22 PM
A single-engine Cessna airplane crashed Thursday evening in the frontyard of a Fresno home, killing two people on board including a young boy, authorities said.
Fresno Fire Department spokesman Koby Johns told the Associated Press that the plane hit a...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Two people were injured Sunday afternoon when their small plane missed a landing at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, struck a building and crashed into a nearby used-car lot, officials said.
The single-engine Cessna 172 was trying to land at the airport...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 9:35 PM
A small community in North Dakota was evacuated Monday evening after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train, setting off a large fire and explosions, according to the local sheriff's department.
No injuries have been reported, Sgt....
| Dec 31, 2013
| 12:17 PM
About 65% of residents in the small town of Casselton, N.D., remained evacuated Tuesday after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train and exploded a mile west of town Monday afternoon, sending noxious smoke billowing into the air, officials...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:52 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Federal Transit Administration on Tuesday directed all rail agencies nationwide to review safety practices of track workers and report back in coming months, with the goal of eliminating those that rely exclusively on workers to steer...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:23 PM
A federal safety alert Thursday warned that crude oil flowing out of new fields in North Dakota may be more flammable than expected, a caution that comes several days after a train carrying about 3.5 million gallons of the same oil crashed in the state...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 1:18 PM
A small private jet crashed and burst into flames as it landed in Aspen, Colo., on Sunday, witnesses and authorities said.
An Aspen-Pitkin County Airport official, speaking with the Los Angeles Times, confirmed the crash and said the airport was...