| Jun 8, 2014
| 11:47 AM
The truck driver charged in the New Jersey Turnpike car wreck that killed one person and critically injured three others, including actor Tracy Morgan, has turned himself in, police said Sunday.
Kevin Roper, 35, surrendered Saturday night and was...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 11:17 PM
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...
| Jul 14, 2014
As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show.
Although mile-long trains hauling...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:44 PM
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....
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:56 PM
A vintage World War II fighter plane built in 1944 crashed Friday morning shortly after taking off in Durango, Colo., killing the two people aboard, authorities said.
The victims' identities have not been released.
Dan Bender, spokesman for the La...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:41 AM
The U.S. air safety regulator is drafting rules to permit small drones to be used for commercial purposes, a step toward allowing remote-control planes and helicopters to be deployed for everything from TV news coverage to monitoring crops.
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:17 AM
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating a plane crash near Lake Elsinore that killed three people and started a small brush fire.
The plane appeared to have crashed into a hillside, said...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:30 PM
A small plane smashed into a field near Paso Robles Saturday killing the pilot and his passenger.
Soon after the Piper Cub single-engine plane took off around 10 a.m., witnesses watched it veer to the right, spiral and then barrel into the ground,...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:54 PM
All U.S. transit agencies that operate rail systems received a federal alert Thursday to conduct tests ensuring adequate stopping distance of trains in emergency-braking situations, to avoid the risk of a crash similar to the CTA wreck at the O’Hare...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:36 AM
The Wal-Mart trucker charged in the fatal crash that left Tracy Morgan critically injured was going 20 miles above the speed limit and had been driving for 9½ hours when the crash occurred, federal officials said Thursday.
Due to construction work,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Test flights claimed the lives of four Florida residents in two separate plane crashes about 90 minutes apart.
One plane crashed near Daytona International Airport on Monday night, killing two people, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:20 PM
An 8-year-old boy who was seriously hurt in a San Bernardino County plane crash that killed a Los Angeles firefighter died of his injuries on Friday, officials said.
Sebastian Gerwal, of Frazier Lake, suffered trauma to his head and upper body in the...