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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 …

Report: Pilots Warned Company About Helicopter Safety

Pilots for the company that operates the open-side helicopter flights like the one that crashed last month in New York City, killing five, had warned management repeatedly of safety concerns over equipment including harnesses, The New York Times reported Sunday. …

Helicopter Trade Group Had Fought Open-Door Tours for Years

The leading trade group for helicopter operators has, for at least two years, urged a halt to open-door tours such as the one that ended in the death of five people in the East River off Manhattan on March 11. …

Pilot Reported Engine Failure as Helicopter Crashed in New York City

A Texas firefighter, an Argentine woman and a video journalist were among five passengers killed when a helicopter plunged into New York City’s East River, with the pilot reporting the engine had failed. Investigators began working Monday to determine what …

U.S. Safety Board Blames Two NYC-Area Commuter Crashes on Sleep Disorders

A U.S. investigative agency said on Tuesday that two New York City area commuter train crashes were the result of engineers with undiagnosed sleep disorders. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) criticized the lack of safety systems in both crashes …

Drone Easily Pierced New York ‘No-Fly’ Zone, Exposing Risk

A recreational drone operator whose device smashed into a U.S. Army helicopter in September flew undetected into a no-fly zone over New York set up to protect President Donald Trump and the United Nations. The National Transportation Safety Board on …