National Transportation Safety Board

Emergency crews look over wreckage from a crash between a semi and a tour bus on Thursday, April 10, 2014, on Interstate 5 near Orland, Calif. (AP Photo/The Record Searchlight, Greg Barnette)

Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been implemented, 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules. A tractor-trailer truck and a […]

04/11/2014

A fire from a train derailment burns uncontrollably as seen in this aerial photograph Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, west of Casselton, N.D. (AP Photo/The Forum, Michael Vosburg)

Broken axle found at scene of ND derailment

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal investigators said Wednesday they have recovered a broken axle at the scene of an oil train derailment and fire in southeastern North Dakota but don’t know yet whether it caused […]

01/01/2014

A fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment on Dec 30, 2013, in Casselton, N.D. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy)

Mayor: ND town dodged a bullet in crude explosion

CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) — A southeastern North Dakota town narrowly escaped tragedy when a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded nearby, the mayor said Tuesday, calling for changes in how the fuel is transported […]

12/31/2013

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NTSB to try to salvage plane in crash off Molokai

HONOLULU (AP) — Crews will try to salvage the plane that crashed off the Hawaiian island of Molokai after the submerged wreckage was spotted from a helicopter, the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday. The […]

12/16/2013

From left, Capt. Daren Gulbransen, Boeing Manager, Flight Training Simulator; Kwang-hee Lee, director Air Operations Safety Division, Korean Office of Civil Aviation; Capt. Sung-kil Lee, Asiana, B777 chief pilot; and Capt. Rod McNaughton, Cambridge Communications Ltd., Manager Flight Training - Boeing Korea, are sworn in prior to testifying before a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigative hearing in Washington, Dec. 11, 2013, on the crash landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Asiana pilot wasn’t confident, assertive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The investigation into the crash-landing of an Asiana Airlines flight at San Francisco’s airport last summer has highlighted problems with cockpit culture and the trainee pilot’s lack of confidence in his ability […]

12/12/2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013: The wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane is seen after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

NTSB: Asiana captain worried about visual landing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was stressed out and “very concerned” about attempting a visual approach because the […]

12/11/2013

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Senators: Put cameras on train tracks, engineers

NEW YORK (AP) — A week after four people died in a New York commuter train derailment, two federal lawmakers proposed Sunday that trains nationwide be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the […]

12/08/2013

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a Metro-North passenger train derailment in the Bronx borough of New York Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. The train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, coming to rest just inches from the water and causing multiple fatalities and dozens of injuries, authorities said. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say the train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NY railway has until Tuesday to analyze lines

NEW YORK (AP) – The Metro-North Railroad has until Tuesday to identify places in its system with major speed changes under an order from federal transportation officials requiring an extra worker in the driver’s cab […]

12/07/2013

In this photo taken on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, Metro North Railroad engineer William Rockefeller is wheeled on a stretcher away from the area where the commuter train he was operating derailed in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Robert Stolarik)

Lawyer: NY engineer had ‘daze’ before train wreck

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnosis-like “daze” and nodded at the controls just before the wreck, and by […]

12/03/2013

NTSB investigator George Haralampopoulous hands a data recorder down to Mike Hiller from the derailed Metro-North train in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/NTSB)

NYC train derailment airs queries about technology

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling around a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology […]

12/03/2013

Combination map and photo locates fatal commuter rail crash in New York City.

Train going too fast at curve before wreck

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the […]

12/02/2013

Cranes lift a derailed Metro North train car, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

2nd data recorder found in derailed NY train

NEW YORK (AP) — Two data recorders retrieved from the commuter train that derailed while rounding a riverside curve, killing four people and injuring dozens, may provide information on the speed of the train, how […]

12/02/2013

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