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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state

    Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state
    In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...
  • 4 killed in crash of bus carrying Texas women's college softball team

    Four members of the North Central Texas College women's softball team were killed Friday night when a tractor-trailer crossed a highway median in Oklahoma and struck a bus carrying the team back home, authorities said. The collision happened just...
  • 4 dead, dozen injured in college bus crash in Oklahoma

    4 dead, dozen injured in college bus crash in Oklahoma
    Four female college softball players were killed and a dozen others were injured when their bus was involved in a crash on an Oklahoma highway late on Friday. The crash occurred around 9 p.m. local time (8 p.m. EDT) when a semi truck crossed over a...
  • Man, 14-year-old boy die in New York state plane collision: police

    The pilot of a small plane and his 14-year-old passenger died on Saturday when their aircraft struck another plane and crashed during an event in upstate New York to introduce young people to aviation, officials said. A Cessna 172, single-engine plane,...
  • Plane crash victims Jon and Frances Couch remembered as humble, inspiring

    Plane crash victims Jon and Frances Couch remembered as humble, inspiring
    He raced motorcycles and restored a yacht owned by a 1940s Hollywood starlet. He collected vintage books and piloted a 1954 T-28C airplane. Jon Couch of Annapolis his friends said, was larger than life. The 46-year-old pilot was attempting a...
  • Report: Annapolis pilot doing barrel roll just prior to fatal crash

    Report: Annapolis pilot doing barrel roll just prior to fatal crash
    DANVILLE, Va. — A preliminary report says the Annapolis pilot of a plane that crashed at Virginia International Raceway last weekend was attempting an aerobatic move at time of the fatal incident. The National Transportation Safety Board stated in...
  • Airports try to keep pace with influx of animals on property

    MILWAUKEE Wings and tails are crucial parts of most aircraft, but also can be major hazards when they happen to be made of feathers or fur. Airplanes colliding with animals ranging from white-tailed deer to birds of every shape and size are a constant...
  • Sarah Longwell: Let's get the real drunks off the road

    The National Transportation Safety Board is on a mission to lower the legal drunk-driving limit to .05. For a 120-pound woman, that would spell jail time for having just one drink and then driving.  For those of us who work in the alcohol policy arena,...
  • Two Annapolis residents dead after plane crash in Virginia

    Two Annapolis residents were killed in a plane crash in Virginia Friday evening. Jon Couch, 46, and his mother, Frances G. Couch, 72, died at the scene in a field on the racetrack of Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. Couch was...
  • 2 injured in small plane crash on Kendall-LaSalle County border

    2 injured in small plane crash on Kendall-LaSalle County border
    A student and instructor were injured when the small plane they were in crashed in a bean field on the border between LaSalle and Kendall counties, near Newark, knocking out power to 1,400 customers this afternoon. The extent of the victims' injuries...
  • Families mark 20th anniversary of air crash that spurred fed advocacy group

    MOON, Penn. As it was two decades ago, this night felt similar : blue-skied and temperate. But for the nearly 200 people gathered in Moon, it marked 20 years of grief and heartache, change and triumph. At 7:03 p.m., families, friends and loved ones...
  • Toyota: Precollision Systems 'Widely Available' by 2018 Model Year

     
    Toyota says it plans to introduce new collision mitigation technology in 2015 and hopes the technology will become widely available ??? but not necessarily standard ??? across the automaker's lineup by the 2018 model year. Company executives recently told...