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Rail fractures, defects caused 2013 Canadian train derailment

A Canadian National oil train derailment and fire in October 2013 was caused by rail fractures and other defects, according to a report released Tuesday by the Transportation Safety Board.

After deadly D.C. Metro smoke incident, nationwide audit recommended

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

After a D.C. Metro smoke incident led to the death of one woman and the hospitalization of dozens last month, a nationwide audit of transit agencies could be coming if the National Transportation Safety Board gets its way.

Metro-North Engineer 'Very Traumatized' After Crash

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board briefed members of Congress about Tuesday's deadly Metro-North crash between a commuter train from Grand Central and an SUV in Westchester County. The lawmakers were shown the wreckage, and Senator Charles Schumer said, "It's like looking into a coffin." [ more › ]

NTSB: SUV Driver Was In Crossing For 30 Seconds Before Metro-North Train Struck

The National Transportation Safety Board is continuing its investigation into the fatal crash between an SUV and a Metro-North train in Westchester County, but they have released some new details. Yesterday NTSB Vice Chairman Robert Sumwalt said the SUV driver was in the crossing at Commerce Street in Valhalla for 30 seconds. [ more › ]

Photos: Investigators Study Charred Remains Of Burned Metro-North Train

  The National Transportation Safety Board has moved the wreckage from the horrific Metro-North crash in Valhalla to a trainyard in White Plains, where investigators are combing through the evidence for clues about the fatal collision. Show More Summary

NTSB Examines Metro-North Valhalla Accident

The National Transportation Safety Board is examining the incident involving an SUV hitting a Metro-North commuter train in Valhalla, New York.

Regulators Cite a New Danger in the Skies: Selfies

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that when a light plane fatally crashed eight months ago, it was probably because the pilot had been taking pictures of himself and his passenger, with a flash.

Investigation begins in fatal Metro-North crash

National Transportation Safety Board officials investigating a deadly commuter train crash hope to have answers soon to how fast the train was going, whether its brakes were applied and whether its... To view the full story, click the title link.

Investigation begins in fatal commuter train-SUV crash

VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — National Transportation Safety Board officials investigating a deadly commuter train crash hope to have answers soon to how fast the train was going, whether its brakes were applied and whether its horn was sounded as it approached a crossing where it slammed into an SUV.

NTSB heads to Westchester to investigate Metro-North crash

A National Transportation Safety Board team is heading to Westchester to investigate a fatal crash between an SUV and a Metro-North train.

Selfies may have led to a deadly airplane crash

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Taking selfies while you're driving any moving vehicle is a bad idea, especially in an aircraft -- and unfortunately, those snapshots may have cost two air travelers their lives. The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that a double-f...

Photos Found On GoPro Indicate Pilot Taking Selfies Is To Blame For Fatal Plane Crash

In May of 2014, a Cessna 150 plane was involved in a fatal plane crash at the Front Range Airport, just outside of Denver, Colorado. A report released today by the National Transportation Safety Board reports the reason for the crash, which killed the pilot and passenger on the plane, was likely caused by the [...]Show More Summary

Pilot's selfies may have led to Denver plane crash, investigators say

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board believe selfies may be to blame for a plane crash that killed two people near Denver last year. The accident, which killed both the pilot, Amritpal Singh Dhillon, and his passenger,...Show More Summary

Pilot May Have Been Preoccupied With Selfies Before Deadly Plane Crash

A pilot flying low over an area near Watkins, Colorado, was taking selfies and texting in flights before a crash which killed him and his passenger in 2014. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its investigative findings...Show More Summary

NTSB links selfies to deadly plane crash near Denver

Federal investigators say selfies were a likely factor in a small plane crash near Denver last year that killed two people. The National Transportation Safety Board says recordings from a GoPro camera found near the wreckage show the...Show More Summary

CT: NTSB Says Metro North Should Replace Bolts On New M-8 Cars

Feb. 03--A new federal report from the investigation into Metro-North's 2013 derailment in Bridgeport concludes that bolts on the railroad's brand-new M-8 cars are too weak. The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that...Show More Summary

NTSB Report: 2013 Allision and Sinking of the OSV ‘Celeste Ann’ in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released its Marine Accident Brief into the causes of the June 2013 sinking of the offshore supply vessel Celeste Ann after it struck [...] The post NTSB Report: 2013 Allision and Sinking of the OSV ‘Celeste Ann’ in Gulf of Mexico appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

NTSB 2015 "Most Wanted" List

The National Transportation Safety Board released its 2015 "Most Wanted" list of top transportation safety improvements.

Unsafe and Unnecessary Oil Trains Threaten 25 Million Americans

Back in 1991 the National Transportation Safety Board first identified oil trains as unsafe - the tank cars, specifically ones called DOT-111s, were too thin and punctured too easily, making transport of flammable liquids like oil unreasonably dangerous. Show More Summary

U.S. Coast Guard, NTSB Investigating Deadly Cruise Ship Fire

3 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The U.S. Coast Guard has assembled a joint investigative team with the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate a deadly fire Thursday aboard Oceania Cruises 'Insignia' cruise ship in St. Lucia. The post U.S. Coast Guard, NTSB Investigating Deadly Cruise Ship Fire appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

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