July 22, 2014
Most of the victims killed in a fiery crash in Northern California between a college-bound bus and a FedEx freight truck in April survived the initial impact, only to die from smoke inhalation as a fire tore through the carriage.
July 1, 2014
Christopher Hart is currently a Member of the NTSB where he has served since 2009. He is also Vice Chairman of the NTSB, a position he held since October 2013 and previously from 2009 to 2013.
May 21, 2014
Urges FRA to remove the current inspection exemption for high-density commuter railroads and for Metro-North to stop making use of the exemption in the wake of an accident in December 2013.
April 29, 2014
The FedEx truck, traveling southbound on Interstate 5, drove through the center median and entered the northbound traffic lanes of the Interstate, where it collided with a passenger car, which rotated counterclockwise and departed the highway. The FedEx vehicle then hit the motorcoach, and both vehicles departed the highway and a post-crash fire ensued.
April 15, 2014
Many of the 40 or so students aboard a bus that had collided with a tractor-trailer truck squeezed through a kicked-out window before the vehicle burst into flames.
April 11, 2014
The drivers of both the truck and the motorcoach were among the dead, as well as three adult chaperones and five teenage students.
April 10, 2014
"Rail Transit Party Process Training," which will be held on April 30, is to provide information to help participants in investigations better understand the procedures and the processes involved so they can work more effectively with the NTSB.
April 9, 2014
Included are crew interview transcripts, engineer medical information, rules compliance testing records, and track inspection and signal records.
April 7, 2014
The train was traveling at 26 mph when it passed a "trip stop" that activated the emergency braking system. The distance from the stop to the track bumper post was too short to stop the train because of its speed.
March 26, 2014
The woman had been working as an operator for about two months and acknowledged she'd previously fallen asleep on the job in February, when her train partially missed a station, according to an AP report.
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