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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Drowsiness a danger on road as well as rails

    Drowsiness a danger on road as well as rails
    Last week's CTA derailment left me with a queasily fresh awareness of the dangers of nodding off while operating a vehicle. Not just for a train operator, like the one who apparently fell asleep at the controls of a Blue Line train, which went on to...
  • Union, CTA clash on O'Hare Blue Line crash

    Union, CTA clash on O'Hare Blue Line crash
    The CTA Blue Line operator who admitted dozing at the controls had a "very chaotic" work schedule that played a role in the bizarre crash that left her mangled train atop an escalator, the transit union president said Friday. At the same time, the...
  • PG&E criminally charged in gas explosion that killed 8 people

    PG&E criminally charged in gas explosion that killed 8 people
    Utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Tuesday with federal felony counts related to a deadly gas explosion in San Bruno, Calif., in 2010. According to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office, a federal grand jury in San Francisco found...
  • PG&E indicted on a dozen felonies in explosion that killed 8

    Utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was indicted Tuesday on a dozen felony counts connected to the massive 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people and ravaged a San Bruno, Calif., neighborhood. The utility was charged with violating...
  • 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...
  • Sleep specialists could help stem nocturnal disasters

    Sleep specialists could help stem nocturnal disasters
    Ernest Hemingway once wrote that "the things of the night cannot be explained in the day." A litany of nocturnal disasters in recent history certainly supports his observation. Consider the time of day in all of the following: At 4 a.m. on March 28,...
  • Fatigue's role in CTA crash debated

    Concerns over train operator fatigue ignited a new debate last week, as workers continue to clean up and repair millions of dollars in damages wrought after Blue Line cars scarred a subway station inside one of the world's busiest airports. The train's...
  • Boeing blames pilots for Asiana 777 crash last year

    Boeing on Monday firmly blamed the pilots for last year's crash of an Asiana Airlines 777 in San Francisco, telling the National Transportation Safety Board that the crash "would have been avoided had the flight crew followed procedures." "This...
  • No wreckage found at site provided by China images

     No wreckage found at site provided by China images
    KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC, Vietnam - Search planes found no sign on Thursday of a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft in an area where satellite images had shown debris, taking the as-yet fruitless hunt into the sixth day. Adding to the deepening mystery...
  • 2 dead, more than 20 injured in explosion that thundered through NYC

    2 dead, more than 20 injured in explosion that thundered through NYC
    NEW YORK -- Damian Lopez said he was asleep in his apartment at 9:31 a.m. when he heard thunder. At least he thought it was thunder. "I heard the boom. But it was more like a rumble," said Lopez, who lives at 108th Street and Park Avenue, about eight...
  • Deborah Hersman quits NTSB for National Safety Council

    The head of the National Transportation Safety Board is leaving to lead the National Safety Council, it was announced Tuesday. Deborah A.P. Hersman announced her departure after nearly 10 years at the agency and said she was moving on to what she called...
  • Plane catches skydiver's parachute; both crash, but all survive

    The wing of a small plane flying a few feet off the ground clipped the strings of a parachute Saturday in Florida, flinging the skydiver into the air and slamming the plane nose-first into grass. Both pilot and skydiver survived. In fact, neither...