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Probe Seeks Cause of Helicopter Crash into Power Lines in New York

Federal transportation safety investigators will try to determine what caused a helicopter to crash into power lines during an inspection flight in northern New York, killing two people on board and injuring two others. The National Transportation Safety Board says …

Lawyer Says Family Wants Justice After Massachusetts Gas Explosions Death

The family of a teen killed when a series of natural gas explosions and explosions rocked communities north of Boston plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the utility company. Attorney Doug Sheff told reporters Thursday Columbia Gas was …

U.S. Limo Regulations Probed After Deadly New York Crash, NTSB Says

The National Transportation Safety Board will examine federal oversight of the limousine industry as part of its investigation into a deadly New York state crash that killed 20 people in the worst U.S. transportation event since 2009, Chairman Robert Sumwalt …

Utility Lays Out Plan Restoring Gas Service After Massachusetts Explosions

A natural gas company is releasing its plan for replacing aging pipelines and restoring service to thousands of homes and businesses affected by the natural gas explosions and fires north of Boston last month. Columbia Gas said Tuesday it’s deploying …

After Blasts, Massachusetts Orders Natural Gas Safety Review

Massachusetts regulators are calling for an outside review of the state’s natural gas distribution system in the wake of gas explosions and fires that affected three communities earlier this month. The Department of Public Utilities said Wednesday it would name …

Speed, Lack of Awareness Blamed for Three-Train SEPTA Crash in Pennsylvania

Federal investigators say speed and a lack of awareness were likely to blame for an accident last year near Philadelphia, Penn., involving three out-of-service SEPTA trains. A train rear-ended a stopped train near the 69th Street Station, causing several cars …

Two in Serious Condition After Being Rescued from Massachusetts Plane Crash

Authorities say two people were seriously injured when a plane crashed near a small airport south of Boston, Mass. NBC Boston reports the small plane crashed near Cranland Airport in Hanson on Thursday afternoon and left two people trapped in …

NTSB Says Plane Reported Loss of Power Before Rural Maine Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says a twin-engine propeller aircraft reported a loss of power right before a crash that killed three people. A spokesman for the NTSB said the plane, called an Aerostar AEST, was hauled to a secure …

Changes Urged Amid Probe of Fatal Pennsylvania Gas Explosion

Federal authorities investigating a gas explosion that leveled a Pennsylvania home last year, killing one utility worker and injuring two other workers, are urging changes to prevent incorrect installation of a gas distribution system component. The National Transportation Safety Board …

Plane Carrying Four Crashes Off Coast of New York’s Long Island, Two Bodies Recovered

A small plane carrying four people crashed off the coast of New York’s Long Island on Saturday, officials said. Two bodies had been recovered from the crash scene about a mile and a half south of East Hampton as of …