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  • Hole found in engine of small plane that crashed into house 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:28 pm

    PLAINVILLE, Massachusetts - There was internal damage to the engine of a small plane that crashed into a home and burned over the weekend, killing three people onboard, a federal safety investigator said.

  • Biplane crashes during northwest Missouri airshow 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 10:01 pm

    CAMERON, Missouri - Authorities say a biplane has crashed during an air show in northwest Missouri. Police said the only injury was to the pilot. No details on that were immediately available.

  • DC subway operator was told he couldn't return to platform story has photos
    Updated: Jun-23-15 3:46 pm

    WASHINGTON - The operator of a Washington subway train that was forced to stop in a smoke-filled tunnel repeatedly asked for permission to return the train to the platform but was told to stay put as passengers coughed and choked, according to documents made public Tuesday.

  • Missouri crash of Utah-bound plane blamed on loss of control 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 6:10 pm

    HUGGINS, Missouri - A southwest Missouri plane crash that killed a Utah State Board of Education member, his wife and two of his children happened after the Beechcraft A-36 lost control during its initial climb, according to a preliminary federal investigative report released Friday.

  • Pilot faulted in reality TV helicopter crash that killed 3 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 1:31 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A helicopter pilot working on a reality television show was the likely cause of a crash that killed him and two other people, federal investigators have determined.

  • NTSB releases report on small plane crash 3 years later 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 5:04 am

    ASPEN, Colorado - Pilots of a corporate jet that skidded off an Aspen runway were warned minutes before the incident of wind shear.

  • NTSB: Amtrak engineer wasn't talking, texting on cellphone story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-10-15 3:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - The engineer in last month's fatal Amtrak crash wasn't using his cellphone to talk, text or download anything just before the train sped off the tracks, investigators said Wednesday, addressing one big question about what might have caused the accident but only deepening the mystery of what did.

  • NTSB blames 2014 ship channel collision, spill on tugboat 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 2:22 am

    GALVESTON, Texas - A tugboat captain's decision to try to beat a cargo ship into the Houston Ship Channel is the probable cause of a 2014 collision that spilled 168,000 gallons of oil that drifted up to 200 miles down the Texas Gulf coast, according to a federal report issued Tuesday.

  • Investigators: Bad joint, sewer line break behind NY blast 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 5:47 pm

    NEW YORK - A poorly crafted joint in a plastic Con Edison gas line and an 8-year-old break in an old city sewer line were the likely causes of an explosion that killed eight people in New York City last year, federal investigators said Tuesday.

  • NTSB: Collision avoidance systems should be standard in cars 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 6:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - Automakers should immediately include as standard equipment in all new cars and commercial trucks systems that automatically brake or warn drivers to avoid rear-end collisions, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Monday.

  • NTSB outlines contributing factors in Ala. UPS jet crash 
    Updated: Jun-04-15 8:40 pm

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Federal officials released on online video Thursday outlining the factors that contributed to a UPS jet crashing on its approach to Birmingham's airport.