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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck, no skid marks add to mystery

    Bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck, no skid marks add to mystery
    ORLAND, Calif. -- Investigators probing the collision of a FedEx freight truck and a charter bus that killed 10 were dealing with disparate clues, including reports that the truck was on fire before the crash as well as evidence that its driver appeared...
  • Bus riders' high hopes turn to horror

    Bus riders' high hopes turn to horror
    ORLAND, Calif. — When they climbed on board the bus, most were strangers. Not friends, nor classmates. They were called together by aspiration: They were headed to Humboldt State University through a program designed for underprivileged students....
  • Conflicting accounts of moments before FedEx truck, tour bus crash

    Conflicting accounts of moments before FedEx truck, tour bus crash
    ORLAND, Calif. — Two conflicting eyewitness accounts emerged Saturday as investigators delved deeper into the cause of the horrific collision between a truck and a charter bus that killed 10 and cast a pall over a college-acceptance trip to Humboldt...
  • Bus crash: No signs FedEx driver braked before crash officials say

    Bus crash: No signs FedEx driver braked before crash officials say
    RED BLUFF, Calif. -- Preliminary information indicates a FedEx truck did not brake as it crossed a Northern California median and crashed head-on into a tour bus carrying dozens of high school students, federal investigators said Saturday. There were no...
  • Deadly bus crash: Two victims were recently engaged

    Deadly bus crash: Two victims were recently engaged
    Michael Myvett and Mattison Haywood were college sweethearts. Michael saved up for two years, flew her to France and outside the Louvre on a cold Christmas Day last year, he got down on one knee and proposed. Mattison said yes. Myvett's grandmother,...
  • Witnesses: Truck was on fire before it hit bus carrying students

    Witnesses: Truck was on fire before it hit bus carrying students
    ORLAND, Calif. -- The investigation into the fatal bus crash in Northern California took a new twist after two witnesses said the FedEx truck was on fire before it hit the tour bus filled with high school students. The witnesses said flames were visible...
  • Pilot killed when small plane crashes near Yosemite

    A pilot was killed Friday when his small, custom-built plane crashed in Central California at the foot of the Sierra. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the single-engine, amateur-built Bowers Fly Baby 1A crashed just after 10...
  • Investigators comb through burned wreckage of California bus crash

    Investigators comb through burned wreckage of California bus crash
    WILLOWS, Calif. -- Investigators on Friday sifted through the wreckage of the fiery Northern California crash that killed 10 people, including five high school students, and said they did not yet know what caused the driver of a FedEx truck to veer across...
  • Bus crash aftermath: 'We just don't know if they've found her'

    Once word spread that a bus carrying L.A.-area high school students was involved in a fiery crash in Northern California on Thursday night, dozens of parents and classmates frantically called and texted the teenagers, hoping their loved ones weren't among...
  • Deadly crash: Bus carrying L.A. students on college tour hit head on

    ORLAND, Calif. -- Hours after a deadly head-on collision here claimed the lives of at least nine people and injured dozens more, skid marks from the charter bus carrying L.A.-area high school students extended nearly 100 yards down the pavement. The...
  • Investigation into cause of bus crash may take up to 6 months

    ORLAND, Calif. Investigators for the California Highway Patrol and other agencies cautioned Friday that discovering the cause of Thursday's horrific bus crash will be a lengthy process, possibly taking between three to six months. In a press conference...
  • CTA Blue Line train going too fast for emergency brakes to work: NTSB

    CTA Blue Line train going too fast for emergency brakes to work: NTSB
    Too much speed and too little stopping distance were at the root of the Blue Line train crash at O’Hare International Airport last month that injured 33 people, said federal investigators, who on Monday also raised the damage estimate from $6...