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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Engineer in NYC train crash had 'severe' sleep apnea, report says

    NEW YORK -- The engineer of a train that derailed after speeding into a tight curve, killing four passengers, suffered from a "severe" sleep disorder, investigators said Monday in a report after the train operator's admission that he "zoned out" shortly...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • CTA fires train operator in O'Hare Blue Line crash

    CTA fires train operator in O'Hare Blue Line crash
    The CTA operator who admitted dozing off at the controls of a train that plowed into the platform at O'Hare International Airport was fired Friday — the same day the agency said it was making rules for operators "more stringent." The CTA sent the...
  • Pilot, passenger killed in Marion County plane crash identified

    Pilot, passenger killed in Marion County plane crash identified
    Two people killed Sunday after the single-engine plane they were flying in crashed in Summerfield were identified this morning as pilot Dennis W. Monroe, 65, of Summerfield, and passenger Joseph Lewis Sardinas, 70, of The Villages. The crash occurred...
  • NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls twice before

    NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls twice before
    The train operator who was asleep during the Blue Line crash at O'Hare International Airport also dozed off at the controls in another incident less than two months ago, a federal investigator said Wednesday. The stunning revelation — that the...
  • CTA fires operator of train that crashed at O'Hare

    CTA fires operator of train that crashed at O'Hare
    The CTA operator who admitted dozing off at the controls of a train that plowed into the platform at O'Hare International Airport was fired Friday — the same day the agency said it was making rules for operators "more stringent." The CTA sent...
  • 'Midnight Rider' Location Manager Lawyer Defends 'Conduct'

    More than a month after the fatal accident on the set of "Midnight Rider," a key question for the homicide investigation is whether the production had been granted permission to film on the Georgia railroad tracks and trestle where camera assistant...
  • Video appears to show CTA train crashing into platform

    Video appears to show CTA train crashing into platform
    A video that appears to capture the moment a CTA Blue Line train jumped the platform and landed on an escalator at O’Hare International Airport has become an overnight YouTube sensation. The video — which seems to be from a security...
  • 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...