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NTSB Report Blames Fuel System in Helicopter Crash

A report by the National Transportation Safety Board says an incorrectly installed fuel system part may have contributed to a helicopter crash in Honolulu last year. The Robinson R22 Beta helicopter operated by Mauna Loa Helicopters lost power and made …

NTSB: Says Arkansas Train Responding to Crash Was Speeding

A train that collided with a stalled passenger train in Arkansas was coming to its aid and was apparently going too fast, a National Transportation Safety Board member said Friday. The passenger train was carrying tourists on a fall-foliage tour …

Preliminary Report on Oklahoma Softball Bus Crash Released

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on a crash in Oklahoma that killed four members of the North Central Texas College softball team. The report released Tuesday offers no reason for the Sept. 26 crash on …

Pilot Error Cited in Fatal Plane Crash in Louisiana

A National Transportation Safety Board report cites pilot inexperience with the aircraft as the likely cause of a fatal crash in Baker last year. The Advocate reports John Cary Fowler had plenty of experience as a pilot, logging more than …

Federal Safety Rules Should Extend to Railroad Track Workers

An investigation into last year’s spike in the number of deaths among track workers has concluded that some federal workplace safety standards should be extended to railroads. A report approved Wednesday at a meeting of the National Transportation Safety Board …

NTSB Statistics Reveal General Aviation Accidents Decreased in 2013

The National Transportation Safety Board released preliminary aviation accident statistics last week, which show an overall decline in the number of US registered civil aviation accidents. The number of civil aviation accidents fell from 1,539 in 2012 to 1,297 in …

Broken Rail Blamed in 2012 Ohio Train Derailment

A broken rail was cited as the “probable cause” of a 2012 train derailment and explosion that damaged a bus depot and led to home evacuations in Ohio’s capital, according to federal investigators. The report adopted this week by the …

Nevada Jury Awards $16M to Copter Crash Victims’ Families

A Nevada jury has awarded $16 million to the families of four passengers who were killed in a December 2011 helicopter crash near Lake Mead. The jurors ruled Friday against Sundance Helicopters Inc. in a wrongful death case filed by …

Missouri Mother of Two Sues Plane Companies Their Deaths

The mother of two children killed in a 2012 plane crash in southwest Missouri alleges in a lawsuit that eight companies’ negligence contributed to the crash. Georgia Marshall, of Springfield, filed the lawsuit this week in the September 2012 crash …

Report Blames Pilot for 2011 Hawaii Helicopter Crash

The likely cause of a Molokai helicopter crash that killed all five people aboard was the pilot flying too close to the mountains during inclement weather, the National Transportation Safety Board determined in a final report published Friday. Pilot Nathan …