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A Bombardier Challenger 300 diverted to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, on March 3, 2023, after experiencing turbulence in flight. A passenger who was severely injured during the incident later died, according to the NTSB. (NBC Connecticut via AP)
Mar 7, 2023

After Md. woman dies in flight, NTSB says jet may have had ‘trim issues’

Officials say a corporate jet may have experienced stability problems before the severe buffeting that caused the death of a Maryland woman.

Dec 18, 2019

Lawsuits settled over 2016 explosion that killed 7 in Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING — Lawsuits have been settled over a 2016 explosion that killed seven people and destroyed two apartment buildings in Silver Spring. The Washington Post reported that the settlement was reached Friday. The lawsuits stemmed from an explosion at Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring, where many low-income and Spanish-speaking residents lived. They filed suit against […]

Apr 23, 2019

Safety board meets to discuss cause of fatal 2016 explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting to discuss the cause of an explosion at an apartment complex in suburban Maryland that killed seven people in 2016.

Nov 20, 2018

Senators: Feds must wrap up probe into deadly Maryland blast

Maryland's two U.S. senators say federal investigators need to wrap up an inquiry into an explosion that destroyed two Washington, D.C.-area apartment buildings and killed seven people in 2016.

Sep 13, 2017

Judge: Amtrak engineer’s deadly crash an accident, not crime

PHILADELPHIA — An unusual, 11th-hour attempt to put an Amtrak engineer behind bars for a deadly 2015 derailment in Philadelphia unraveled Tuesday as a judge dismissed the case without trial because he found the evidence pointed to an accident, not negligence. Judge Thomas Gehret’s rationale echoed the thinking of city prosecutors, whose decision in May […]

Mar 8, 2017

NTSB: Cruise ship approached pier too fast in gangway crash

WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board says a cruise ship returning from the Bahamas last year approached a Baltimore pier too quickly and at too steep an angle before it struck a gangway and caused nearly $2.1 million in damage. An accident brief released Tuesday finds that the Carnival Pride’s staff captain, the second […]

Aug 4, 2016

NTSB: Rails too far apart at site of DC Metro derailment

WASHINGTON — Federal investigators say rail tracks were almost 2 inches too far apart at the site of a Metro train derailment that injured a passenger. The train derailed on Friday near the East Falls Church station in northern Virginia. One passenger was hospitalized and service was disrupted until Monday. The National Transportation Safety Board […]

May 17, 2016

Feds: Amtrak engineer went ‘from distraction to disaster’

WASHINGTON — The speeding Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, most likely ran off the rails because the engineer was distracted by word of a nearby commuter train getting hit by a rock, federal investigators concluded Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board also put some of the blame on the […]

Sep 30, 2015

NTSB: Federal government should assume oversight of Metrorail

WASHINGTON — Federal investigators recommended Wednesday that the federal government assume oversight of Washington’s troubled subway system, an unprecedented step for an urban mass transit network. The National Transportation Safety Board said the Federal Railroad Commission should take over safety oversight of the Metro system following a fatal electrical malfunction in January and other[...]

Oct 24, 2014

Feds probe Maryland air crash that killed 3

Federal investigators were at the scene Friday of a collision between an airplane and a helicopter near a Maryland airport that killed three men but spared two others in the plane, who deployed a parachute to slow the aircraft's descent.

Jul 31, 2014

Cracked rail caused 2012 Md. coal train derailment

WASHINGTON — A coal train derailment that killed two Maryland college students was caused by a broken rail, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The NTSB’s conclusion was part of a 19-page report on its investigation into the 2012 derailment in Ellicott City. The derailment of the CSX train on Aug. 20, 2012 killed […]

May 22, 2014

NTSB: FAA’s tougher battery tests not tough enough

Tougher safety tests of lithium-ion batteries that were implemented after Boeing Co.’s 787 was approved remain inadequate to ensure that the power packs won’t overheat in flight, a U.S. investigation has concluded.

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