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Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, says NTSB report. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Study: More Pilots Testing Positive For Drugs

Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, says NTSB report.

09/09/2014

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NTSB: Ship Hit Md. CSX Pier While Going Too Fast

The National Transportation Safety Board says high speed was the probable cause of a shipping accident that did more than $2 million worth of damage to a CSX Corp. coal pier in Baltimore Harbor.

04/18/2014

NTSB workers inspect the wreckage of a UPS cargo plane that crashed in a field outside of Birmingham, Alabama. (credit: NTSB via Getty Images)

Pilot Fatigue Possible Factor In Deadly UPS Jet Crash

Pilot fatigue is among several issues being eyed by accident investigators as possible factors in the fatal predawn crash of a UPS cargo jet in Alabama last August.

02/20/2014

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NTSB: Oil Train Crash Risks ‘Major Loss Of Life’

Warning that a “major loss of life” could result from an accident involving the increasing use of trains to transport large amounts of crude oil, U.S. and Canadian accident investigators urged their governments Thursday to impose new safety rules.

01/23/2014

Emergency personnel investigate the scene of a Metro train collision in Washington, D.C., on June 22, 2009. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro Completes More NTSB Recommendations

Metro says it has completed 20 of the 29 recommendations the National Transportation Safety Board made following the 2009 crash of two red line trains that resulted in the deaths of nine people.

11/06/2013

In this handout photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB workers inspect the wreckage of a UPS cargo plane that crashed in a field outside of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Aug. 14, 2013 in Birmingham, Ala.  The pilot and co-pilot died in the crash but no other injuries were reported.  (Photo: NTSB via Getty Images)

UPS Cargo Jet Crashes in Birmingham; Two Dead

A UPS cargo plane crashed Wednesday morning in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham, Ala.

08/14/2013

A Boeing 777 airplane lies burned on the runway after it crash landed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Crash Victim May Have Been Run Over By Emergency Vehicle

A county coroner said his office is conducting an autopsy to determine whether one of the teenage victims of the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport was run over and killed by an emergency vehicle.

07/08/2013

In this handout photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB Aerospace Engineer Greg Smith receives the flight data and cockpit voice recorders from the Asiana Airlines 777-200 in the NTSB laboratory on July 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Boeing 777 passenger aircraft from Asiana Airlines coming from Seoul, South Korea crashed landed on the runway at San Francisco International Airport. Two people died and dozens were injured in the crash.  (Photo by NTSB via Getty Images)

Officials Probe Why Crashed Jet Flew Too Slow

Officials investigating a jetliner crash in San Francisco have determined that Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was traveling “significantly below” the target speed during its approach and that the crew tried to abort the landing just before it smashed onto the runway. What they don’t yet know is whether the pilot’s inexperience with this type of aircraft and at this airport played a role.

07/08/2013

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NTSB Recommends Lowering Legal Limit to Reduce Drunken Driving Deaths

Federal accident investigators recommended Tuesday that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries.

05/14/2013

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Transportation Officials Seeking Fresh Approach To Drunk Driving Deaths

Transportation safety officials are exploring ways to eliminate drunken driving deaths, which account for about a third of the nation’s more than 30,000 annual traffic fatalities — a share that has remained stubbornly unchanged since the late-1990s.

05/14/2013

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