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Lion Air Jet That Crashed Had Faulty Speed Readings on Last 4 Flights

The Lion Air plane that crashed in the Java Sea last week had faulty airspeed readings during its last four flights and Indonesian investigators called on planemaker Boeing Co. and U.S. authorities to ensure there aren’t fleet-wide issues. The Southeast …

Criminal Probe Launched in Massachusetts Gas Blasts

NiSource Inc. disclosed that federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation in connection with a series of explosions on its natural gas network that rocked several towns north of Boston in September. The Sept. 13 blasts erupted in the towns …

Audit of Lion Air’s Repair Unit Ordered After Crash

Indonesia ordered Lion Air to fire its technical director and started an audit of the carrier’s maintenance facility after one of its aircraft crashed in the Java Sea off Jakarta, taking down 189 passengers and crew. The airline also dismissed …

NTSB Hasn’t Been Able to Fully Examine Limo in Fatal Crash

Federal safety investigators have been unable to conduct a full examination of the limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago in upstate New York because local prosecutors are probing it as part of their …

NTSB Recommends Black Box Upgrades to Aid in Air Crash Investigations

The ubiquitous black boxes on airliners – designed to capture the sometimes gruesome words and sounds leading up to crashes – need an upgrade, U.S. accident investigators say. In too many cases, the current two hours of sound on the …

Civil Trial Commences in Seattle Duck Boat Crash

The lead attorney for over 40 victims of a deadly crash in Seattle involving a duck boat said during opening statements of a civil lawsuit that the crash was not an unforeseeable accident. The Seattle Times reports the plaintiffs’ attorney …

As More States Legalize Pot, Impaired Driving Warnings Issued

U.S. transportation safety officials are sounding the alarm on drug-impaired driving, calling for state and federal regulators to do more to tackle the growing problem as states grapple with prescription drug abuse and adopt a more permissive stance on marijuana. …

Senate Will Probe Massachusetts Pipeline Blasts Tied to Utility Work

A Senate oversight panel next month will convene a hearing to probe the series of explosions in September that rocked several towns north of Boston, an incident that federal investigators have linked to work orders by NiSource Inc.’s Columbia Gas …

N.Y. Senator Says Feds Haven’t Done Enough to Investigate Limo Safety

On the heels of a horrific limousine crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York, the Senate’s top Democrat is pointing to glaring gaps in safety data that he says exist because federal officials have not done enough to …

Massachusetts Gas Blasts Linked to NiSource Unit’s Work Orders

A series of explosions that rocked several towns north of Boston, Mass., last month has been linked to work orders given to a crew replacing aging natural gas pipes, according to federal safety investigators. Crews contracted by NiSource Inc.’s Columbia …