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

Probe of Deadly South Jersey School Bus Crash Begins To Reveal Clues

NTSB spokesman Pete Kotowski says a team of nine investigators will have to determine the answers to a lot of questions related to last week’s crash.



NTSB Wants To Ban Talking While Driving, Even With Hands-Free Devices

Forget texting while driving. The National Transportation Safety Board wants states to ban talking while you’re behind the wheel, as well — except in emergencies.


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Tug Pilot Pleading Guilty In Deadly Duck Boat Crash

US prosecutors in Philadelphia have charged a tug pilot with involuntary manslaughter in a deadly crash last summer between a barge and a duck boat that killed two Hungarian students, and he has agreed to plead guilty.


Stigall Show Log 6.22.11

Chris talks about the latest defections from Newt Gingrich’s campaign and rising sea levels in New Jersey. He talks to CBS News Correspondent Jeff McCausland about a proposed troop drawdown in Afghanistan and Scott Franzke with the Phillies in St. Louis.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–06/22/2011

(The moment of impact of a 250-foot sewage barge on a disabled "duck boat" on the Delaware River in July 2010.  Two people died.  Photo from NTSB)

NTSB Issues Final Report In Deadly ‘Duck Boat’ Crash On Delaware River

Nearly a year after the deadly collision involving a barge and a tour boat along the Delaware River near Penn’s Landing, the National Transportation and Safety Board determines probable cause and releases safety recommendations.


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Duck Boat Victims’ Attorney Says NTSB Findings Bolster Their Lawsuit

Attorney Robert Mongeluzzi says that Hunganian students Dawn Schwendtner and Szabolcs Prem would be alive today were it not for the negligence of “Ride the Ducks” and tugboat operator K-Sea Partnerships.


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NTSB To Release Final Report On Deadly Duck Boat Crash

Federal investigators are set to release their final report on last summer’s deadly collision between a tour boat and a barge in Philadelphia.


(A duck boat operates in Old City prior to the July 2010 accident on the Delaware that killed two Hungarian tourists when the disabled duck boat was run down by a passing barge.)

NTSB Reveals New Details Of Its Probe Into Fatal Duck Boat Crash On Delaware River

An NTSB report says the first mate says he had learned that day of a medical emergency involving his son and had been making and receiving cell phone calls preceding the crash.


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NTSB Expected To Release Report On Duck Boat Investigation

Two Hungarian tourists drowned on July 7th when a barge collided with a disabled duck boat full of passengers. The NTSB is expected to release a report Monday morning on its continuing investigation of the incident.


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3 On Your Side: Staying Connected In Your Car

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – These days we all want to be connected through texts, phone, Facebook, you name it and automakers are responding with new technology to help make it possible to be connected even as […]


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NTSB Releases Report On Near Midair Crash Over Minneapolis

A federal report takes a look at what happened last month in the moments before two planes — including one that had just taken off for Philadelphia — nearly collided in the skies above Minneapolis.


NTSB: Duck Boat's Radio Calls Went Unheeded

The NTSB today released its preliminary report on the “duck boat” accident last July in the Delaware River that killed two Hungarian tourists.


Decision Expected Soon on Resumption of Duck Boat Tours

Philadelphia’s managing director says a decision on whether to allow “Ride the Ducks” to resume operations on the Delaware River could come within a few weeks.


Duck Boat Probe Zeroes In on Barge Operations

The tugboat involved in last week’s fatal duck boat accident on the Delaware River did not have a lookout posted on the barge it was pushing, and a union official says none was required.  Meanwhile, […]


Expert: Mum Crewman Won't Hamper Boat Crash Probe

The NTSB says the crew member piloting the tugboat in last week’s fatal duck boat crash is refusing to answer questions.  KYW’s Mike DeNardo looks into how that may that affect the probe.