National Transportation Safety Board

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

First responders gather at the derailment of a Metro North passenger train in the Bronx borough of New York Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013  The Fire Department of New York says there are "multiple injuries" in the  train derailment, and 130 firefighters are on the scene. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say the train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

NYC train derailment kills 4, hurts more than 60

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve derailed Sunday, killing four people and injuring more than 60 in a crash that threw some riders from toppling cars and […]

12/01/2013

This image provided Saturday Nov. 30, 2013, courtesy of Alaska State Troopers shows the wreckage of a plane that crashed Friday near St. Marys, Alaska. Authorities said the pilot and three passengers died in this crash of the single-engine turboprop Cessna 208. Few other details, including the possible cause of the crash, are known. (AP Photo/Alaska State Troopers)

Mother on crashed plane led searchers to wreckage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A mother on board a plane that crashed in remote southwest Alaska made a frantic phone call for help resuscitating her 5-month-old baby, then left the fatally injured boy to lead […]

11/30/2013

Overturned tour bus from Canada on Route 80, Wayne, New Jersey

Gov’t to require seat belts on large buses

WASHINGTON (AP) — New tour buses and buses that provide service between cities must be equipped with seat belts starting in late 2016 under a federal rule issued Wednesday, a safety measure sought by accident […]

11/20/2013

This March 2, 2007 photo shows a charter bus carrying the Bluffton University baseball team from Ohio after it plunged off a highway ramp early in Atlanta and slammed into the I-75 pavement below. (AP Photo/Gene Blythe, File)

Seat belts on commercial buses delayed 45 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a drunken driver in California slammed into a bus carrying passengers to Las Vegas, killing 19 people, investigators said a lack of seat belts contributed to the high death toll. But […]

11/12/2013

4 hurt in So Cal hot air balloon explosion

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) — Officials say the explosion and crash-landing of a hot air balloon over Southern California wine country left four people hospitalized, one with severe burns. The Riverside County Fire Department says the […]

11/09/2013

(AP File Photo)

NTSB faults parade plans in fatal train collision

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lack of safety planning by parade organizers and the city of Midland, Texas, was faulted by federal investigators Tuesday in an accident last year in which a freight train rammed a […]

11/05/2013

With the BART transit system on strike, traffic is backed up for blocks on Battery Street leading to an artery of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge during the evening commute Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SF transit strike has commuters facing gridlock

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area commuters started the new work week on Monday with gridlocked roadways and long lines for buses and ferries as a major transit strike entered its fourth day. […]

10/21/2013

In this Saturday, July 6, 2013 aerial photo, firefighters, lower center, stand by a tarpaulin sheet covering the body of a Chinese teen struck by a fire truck during the emergency response to the crash of Asiana Flight 214 at the San Francisco International Airport. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Firefighter unaware she ran over crash survivor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The firefighter who ran over and killed a survivor of the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco was unaware she was responsible for the girl’s death at the time of the […]

10/18/2013

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