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Speeding Amtrak Engineer Charged in 2015 Deadly Crash

The state’s top prosecutor on Friday charged a speeding Amtrak engineer with causing a catastrophe, involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in a deadly 2015 derailment that came after he accelerated to 106 mph on a 50 mph curve. Prosecutors said …

2015 Fatal Alaska Crash Blamed on Pilot, Company Culture

Pilot error, an air company’s culture and its lack of a formal safety program were behind a fatal crash that killed nine people two years ago on sightseeing flight in Alaska, the National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday. A pilot …

Investigators Collect Phone Data From Pickup Driver in Texas Crash

A federal investigator said Monday that her agency has collected cellphone records from a pickup driver who a witness said admitted to being distracted by texting before he collided with a church bus killing 13 people. National Transportation Safety Board …

NTSB Begins Probe of Texas Bus-Truck Crash That Killed 13

Federal investigators got their first look Thursday at the scene of a head-on collision involving a small church bus and a pickup truck that killed 13 senior adult church members onboard the bus. The Texas Department of Public Safety reported …

NTSB Says Colorado Medical Helicopter Crash Could Have Been Prevented

A medical helicopter crash in Colorado that killed the pilot and seriously injured two passengers was preventable, federal investigators said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the July 3, 2015, crash in Frisco stemmed from a pre-flight check …

Mississippi NTSB Fatal Train-Bus Crash Report Expected Within 3 Weeks

Investigators said Friday that a preliminary report on the train-bus crash that killed four Texas tourists should be ready within two to three weeks. Meanwhile, Biloxi, Miss., Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gillich on Friday added a seventh railroad crossing to a …

NTSB Says Mississippi Railroad Crossing Not on Tour Bus Route

The Texas tour bus hit by a freight train in a deadly crash wasn’t supposed to have taken the road where it got stuck at a rail crossing earlier this week, a federal official said Thursday. National Transportation Safety Board …

NTSB Launches Probe Into Plane Crash That Killed Former Massachusetts Mayor

The National Transportation Safety Board will look into the “man, the machine and the environment” as it investigates a plane crash that killed a former mayor and left the tail of the aircraft poking out of the roof of a …

Pennsylvania Maintenance Workers on Drugs When Killed by Train

Both maintenance workers killed by an Amtrak train near Philadelphia, Pa., last year were on drugs when the crash happened, test results show, but that doesn’t appear to have factored into safety lapses and miscommunications being blamed for their deaths. …

NTSB Issues Urgent Safety Warning for Piper Small Plane Model

The National Transportation Safety Board is urging faster action to correct unsafe wiring found in a type of small airplane that crashed in Northern California, killing all four on board the medical transport flight. The Piper PA-31T was carrying a …