National Transportation Safety Board

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NTSB Continues Amtrak Derailment Probe, Diluting Some Theories and Rumors

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board continue looking at several possible factors, including signals, cell phone records, work records, and more.

05/20/2015

(A tractor-trailer delivers new rails and concrete cross-ties near the scene of Tuesday night's Amtrak train derailment.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

As NTSB Investigation Deepens, Works Begins to Reopen Northeast Corridor

Nearly all of the Amtrak cars that derailed Tuesday night near Frankford Junction have been transported to an undisclosed location for inspection by federal investigators.

05/14/2015

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Drexel U. Expert: Track Condition Likely Not a Factor in Deadly Crash

“The energy intensity of this — I mean, trains jackknifed — something incredible, almost like a big bang, occurred there,” notes Dr. Joseph Martin, a professor of civil engineering at Drexel University.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/13/2015

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Attorney For Families in Lewis Katz Plane Crash Disputes Interim Findings of NTSB

Those documents contain some dramatic moments but few apparent answers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

An investigator from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) examines wreckage at the site where a small plane crashed into a residential neighborhood December 8, 2014 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

6 Dead After Plane Crashes Into Maryland Home

A small, private jet slammed into a house Monday, killing a woman and her young sons inside the home and three people on the aircraft, authorities said.

12/08/2014

File photo: 2012's Paulsboro train derailment. (Credit: American Red Cross)

NJ Lawmaker Calls For Criminal Probe of Conrail Derailment in Paulsboro

New Jersey assemblyman John Burzichelli says that in the wake of a National Transportation Safety Board report that placed most of the blame for the chemical leak at Conrail’s feet, it’s time to see if the accident rises to a criminal level.

09/24/2014

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US Sen. Menendez Says Paulsboro, NJ Accident Will Generate Legislative Action

Menendez (D-NJ) echoed NTSB findings that laid particular blame at the feet of Conrail for what happened.

08/07/2014

File photo: 2012's Paulsboro train derailment. (Credit: American Red Cross)

NTSB Faults Conrail Training and Procedures in 2012 Paulsboro, NJ Derailment

Another factor contributing to consequences following the accident, the NTSB says, was Conrail’s failure of to implement and establish emergency response protocols to protect the community from exposure to the vinyl chloride that was released.

07/29/2014

NTSB Senior Air Safety Investigator Luke Schiada speaks at a press conference regarding the tragic plane crash at Hanscom Field on June 1, 2014 in Bedford, Massachusetts. Initial reports suggest the Gulfstream IV jet was headed to Atlantic City, New Jersey.  The plane departed from Hanscom Runway 11 at an estimated 9:40 pm on May 31, 2014 and crashed after it ran off the runway, killing 7 people, including Lewis Katz, 72, co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer.  (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)

Investigation Continues Into Plane Crash That Killed Lewis Katz, 6 Others

National Transportation Safety Board officials are looking at black boxes they recovered and gave an update Tuesday.

06/03/2014

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Friends Remember Lewis Katz’s Generosity And Kindness

“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you,” Katz said in his commencement address.

06/01/2014

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Ex-Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell Invited On Doomed Jet

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Sunday that Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz invited him on the doomed flight that crashed, killing seven.

06/01/2014

Paulsboro train derailment scene (Credit: American Red Cross)

Report: Most Residents of Paulsboro, NJ Got Sick After 2012 Derailment and Spill

A New Jersey health department survey finds the majority of residents in a town where a train derailed and released a noxious gas reported new or worsening health problems within weeks.

05/29/2014

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Philadelphia-bound Flight From Italy Diverted Over Sick Crew

A US Airways flight from Italy to Philadelphia has been diverted to Ireland after several flight attendants fell ill.

05/11/2014

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Drone Laws Still Up In The Air

While the FAA may have the authority to create regulations specific to unmanned aerial vehicles (aka, drones) it hasn’t done so yet, leaving many questions up in the air.

04/23/2014

(The scene of the fatal crash in Chesterfied, NJ.  File photo by Paul Kurtz)

NTSB To Meet About Fatal NJ School Bus Crash

The accident in Chesterfield killed 11-year-old Isabelle Tezsla and seriously injured both her triplet sisters and three other students.

07/18/2013

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