National Transportation Safety Board

Parts didn’t breach failed airline engine’s casing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outer casing of an engine that failed aboard a Spirit Airlines plane earlier this week wasn’t breached by parts from inside the engine, contrary to initial reports provided to the National […]

10/17/2013

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)

Pilots and airline fault equipment in Asiana crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pilots of Asiana Flight 214, which crashed in San Francisco in July, as well as the airline, are raising the possibility that a key device that controls the Boeing 777’s speed […]

10/08/2013

Investigators stand near a hanger at the site of a plane crash in Santa Monica, Calif. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Coroner: 4 bodies inside jet that crashed near LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four bodies were found inside the burned wreckage of a private jet that crashed into a hangar after landing, a coroner’s official said Tuesday. A crew removed the remains from the […]

10/01/2013

Investigators stand near a hanger at the site of a plane crash in Santa Monica, Calif. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

4 bodies inside jet that crashed in Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles County Coroner’s official says four bodies have been found inside the wreckage of a private jet that crashed into a hangar and burst into flames while landing […]

10/01/2013

In this Sept. 20, 2013 photo, a National Guard soldier mans a roadblock as a bulldozer clears concrete flood debris from a damaged road being repaired after last week's flood, west of Longmont, Colo. A bitter budget fight has led to a U.S. government shutdown Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, leaving hundreds of thousands of federal workers without paychecks and shutting down federal services all over the country. National Guard soldiers rebuilding washed-out roads in Colorado would apparently be paid on time _ along with the rest of the country’s active-duty personnel _ under a bill passed hours before the shutdown. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Americans anxious, irritated as gov’t shuts down

NEW YORK (AP) — From New York’s Liberty Island to Alaska’s Denali National Park, the U.S. government closed its doors as a bitter budget fight idled hundreds of thousands of federal workers and halted all […]

09/30/2013

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Many US bridges old, risky and rundown

WASHINGTON (AP) – Motorists coming off the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge into Washington are treated to a postcard-perfect view of the U.S. Capitol. The bridge itself, however, is about as ugly as it gets: The […]

09/15/2013

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Metrolink Memorial to be unveiled today in Chatsworth

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A memorial plaque will be unveiled at the Metrolink station in Moorpark today, the fifth anniversary of a crash in Chatsworth that killed 25 people and injured 135 others. The bronze […]

09/12/2013

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San Francisco FD helmet cams banned after Asiana crash

The fire chief in San Francisco is under fire after banning firefighters from using helmet-mounted video cameras. The order followed the release of video from the Asiana Airlines crash that led to questions about actions […]

08/21/2013

In this photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board NTSB senior air safety investigator Bob Gretz, back to camera, confers with emergency responders on the scene of Friday Aug. 9, 2013 morning's crash of a Rockwell 960B airplane into a neighbohood in East Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/National Transportation Safety Board)

Pilot in deadly Conn. wreck survived earlier crash

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The plane accident that killed four people in a Connecticut neighborhood was not the first crash for the pilot, a former Microsoft executive who was taking his teenage son on a […]

08/10/2013

A firefighter surveys the scene of a small plane crash, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in East Haven, Conn.  (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

Plane crashes into Conn. homes, 4-6 believed dead

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A small plane crashed in a working-class neighborhood near an airport on Friday and engulfed two houses in flames, likely killing up to six people, authorities said. The multi-engine, propeller-driven […]

08/09/2013

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