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July 22, 2014

Most Calif. bus crash victims died of smoke inhalation, coroner says

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

Obama to nominate Hart for NTSB chairman

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

NTSB issues recommendations to FRA, Metro-North

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

NTSB releases report on motorcoach-FedEx truck crash

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

Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses

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

FedEx truck strikes motorcoach, kills 10

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

NTSB offering rail investigation seminar

"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

NTSB opens docket on Metro-North derailment

Included are crew interview transcripts, engineer medical information, rules compliance testing records, and track inspection and signal records.


April 7, 2014

NTSB: Braking system sensor too far back in CTA train crash

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

Chicago train operator asleep before crash, NTSB reports

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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