Articles by Michael Sisak and Karen Matthews

Official Says Pilot Who Crashed Helicopter in NYC Radioed He Was Lost

The pilot killed when his helicopter hit the roof of a New York City skyscraper in rain and fog radioed that he was lost and trying to get back to the heliport but couldn’t find it, an official briefed on …

Pilot Killed in New York Crash Wasn’t Certified to Fly in Bad Weather

The pilot killed Monday when his helicopter slammed into the roof of a New York City skyscraper was not authorized to fly in limited visibility, according to his pilot certification, raising questions about why he took off in fog and …

Amtrak Engineer Ordered to Stand Trial in Philadelphia Crash

Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian sat stunned as a judge reinstated twice-rejected criminal charges and ordered him to stand trial for a deadly 2015 train wreck in Philadelphia. Judge Kathryn S. Lewis ruled that another judge erred in dismissing the reckless …

Amtrak Engineer Ordered to Stand Trial in Philadelphia Crash

Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian sat stunned Tuesday as a judge reinstated twice-rejected criminal charges and ordered him to stand trial for a deadly 2015 train wreck in Philadelphia. Judge Kathryn S. Lewis ruled that another judge erred in dismissing the …

Amtrak Didn’t Wait for System That Could’ve Prevented Washington Wreck

The rush to launch service on a new, faster Amtrak route near Seattle, Wash. came at a deadly cost: none of the critical speed-control technology that could have prevented a derailment was active before the train set off on its …

Amtrak in Washington 50 Mph Over Speed Limit Before Deadly Derailment

Federal officials confirmed an Amtrak train was hurtling 50 mph over the speed limit when it careened off an overpass south of Seattle, spilling cars onto the highway below and killing at least three people. Bella Dinh-Zarr, a National Transportation …