Alabama crash of plane with engine trouble claims all six aboard

Aug 15, 2016

Alabama crash of plane with engine trouble claims all six aboard

Six people died when a small aircraft flying from central Florida to Oxford, Mississippi, developed engine problems and crashed Sunday morning while trying to land in Alabama, authorities said. A pilot issued a distress signal around 11:10 a.m. Sunday, and the aircraft went down ...

FAA ignored its own, rejected NTSB's safety recommendations on balloon tours

Aug 3, 2016

FAA ignored its own, rejected NTSB's safety recommendations on balloon tours

An internal Federal Aviation Administration report more than three years ago urged greater safety oversight of the hot air balloon tour industry, but agency officials ignored the warning and later rejected similar recommendations from a federal accident investigations board. The November 2012 report, written ...

NTSB team finds black box from sunken freighter El Faro 3 miles down

Apr 27, 2016

NTSB team finds black box from sunken freighter El Faro 3 miles down

The black box from the doomed cargo ship El Faro, which sank last October during Hurricane Joaquin, was located early Tuesday after a months-long search, according to U.S. authorities. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a statement that the data recorder was ...

Mar 15, 2016

32 hurt as Amtrak train Chief jumps tracks in Kansas

An Amtrak train carrying 131 passengers derailed in rural Kansas early Monday, moments after an engineer noticed a significant bend in a rail and applied the emergency brakes, an official said. At least 32 people were hurt, two of them critically, authorities said. The ...