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New York Limo Crash Investigators Still Working to Identify Cause

The National Transportation Safety Board’s probe of a fatal limousine crash in upstate New York has not yet identified a cause, according to a preliminary report released earlier this week, after weeks of wrangling between federal inspectors and a local …

Pilot in Deadly California House Crash Was Disciplined

The pilot whose plane broke apart and crashed into a Southern California home, killing five people, was disciplined for dangerous flying years earlier, it was reported Friday. Antonio Pastini, 75, of Gardnerville, Nevada, was flying home after visiting his daughter …

Witnesses Say Plane Came Down in Multiple Pieces in California

A former crash investigator said he’s confident officials will figure out why a small plane broke apart in the air over a Southern California neighborhood, raining down chunks of metal and igniting a house fire that killed four people. The …

NTSB Highlights Transportation Safety Wish List

Federal safety officials say they want a crackdown on impaired and distracted drivers, wider use of collision-avoidance technology in cars, and tougher regulations for operators of air tours and medical flights. The National Transportation Safety Board laid out a wish …

Federal Agency Wins Access to Limo in Deadly New York Crash

Federal investigators will finally be able to examine the stretch limousine in an October crash that killed 20 people, ending an increasingly testy impasse with local prosecutors over who has priority to probe the nation’s deadliest transportation disaster in nearly …

Crash Probes Paused During Government Shutdown, Risking Critical Evidence

The 35-day partial government shutdown stopped the National Transportation Safety Board from dispatching investigators to 22 accidents that killed 30 people, jeopardizing some perishable evidence, the agency said Monday. The NTSB will start investigations, but with some crashes now weeks …

NTSB Hopes Judge Can End Standoff Over Access to Crashed Limo

Federal safety inspectors are going to court to remove a roadblock in their investigation of a limousine crash that killed 20 people nearly four months ago. Schoharie County Judge George Bartlett will hear arguments Tuesday over National Transportation Safety Board …

NTSB Still Hasn’t Inspected Limo 3 Months After Deadly New York Crash

More than three months after 20 people died in a stretch limousine crash in rural upstate New York, federal safety investigators have yet to get their hands on the most crucial piece of evidence: the wrecked vehicle itself. The National …

Parents of Girl Killed in Florida Bridge Collapse Want Answers

For 20 minutes, Orlando Duran swallows his sorrow in the flower aisle at Publix. Picking the perfect bouquet is paramount. One by one, he inspects the posies for firm and sturdy stems, tight buds and bright, green leaves. Petals must …

No Highway Arrests on the First Day of New Utah DUI Law

Utah Highway Patrol officials said Monday they didn’t make any arrests under a lowered DUI threshold in the first 24 hours after the law took effect. Eight DUI arrests were made, but all were over the old threshold of 0.08 …