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.
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.
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.
A UPS cargo plane crashed Wednesday morning in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham, Ala.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Investigators found no evidence of mechanical failure to explain why a pilot lost control of a small plane that nosedived into an Arkansas ridge, killing the Oklahoma State women’s basketball coach and three others, according to a federal report.
NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman said one of the agency’s employees owned the six-seat Beechcraft BE-25 in which two people were killed in the collision in Fauquier County.