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FAA Funding Collides With ATC Overhaul and Airplane Fire Threats

Christine Negroni | Posted 02.12.2016 | Travel
Christine Negroni

The public has sporadic interest in air travel news; seat size and ticket prices get attention, as do stories of badly-behaving flight attendants. But...

Fifth Victim From Seattle Duck Boat Crash Dies

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 09.27.2015 | Crime

Sept 27 (Reuters) - The death toll in the recent collision of an amphibious tour vehicle and a bus in Seattle has risen to five from four, a hospital ...

Virgin Galactic Pilot Describes Free Fall After Spaceship Disintegrated

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.29.2015 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The pilot of a Virgin Galactic spaceship that disintegrated midflight recalls trying in vain to activate oxygen to help him breathe...

Philadelphia Train Crash Report Released

Posted 06.02.2015 | Crime

The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report into the Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia that killed eight people and sent...

Samantha Lachman

Lead Investigator Of Amtrak Crash Says Train Probably Was Not Shot At

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics

National Transit Safety Board lead engineer Robert Sumwalt on Sunday added detail to reports that the Amtrak train that derailed last week had been st...

When Harrison Ford Recovers From His Crash Landing, He'd Make a Stellar Celebrity Champion For Improving Private Plane Safety

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel
Ben Hellwarth

Now when I hear the droning growls of small planes and the whining and whooshing of private jets, as anyone who lives around a general aviation airport can, I can't help thinking that Harrison Ford, once he's all healed up, could use his formidable star power to make our skies a safer place.

Officials Release New Details About Harrison Ford's Plane Crash

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.11.2015 | Entertainment

Federal investigators revealed just how lucky actor Harrison Ford is to be alive after crash-landing his plane in southern California last week. Th...

The U.S. May Reinvestigate The Plane Crash That Killed Buddy Holly

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

March 4 (Reuters) - U.S. transportation safety investigators said on Wednesday they are reviewing a request to reopen a probe into the 1959 airplane...

'Green News Report' - January 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IMF calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies; PLUS: Some good news: fracking banned in Scotland, and great 'Fox News' for a change!... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

Dreamliner Battery Still Not Safe Enough, NTSB Report Says

Christine Negroni | Posted 02.01.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

On Monday, the National Transportation Safety Board released the result of its near two year investigation into the battery fire event on a Japan Airlines 787 at Boston's Logan Airport in January 2013.

Virgin Galactic Says It Will Build Another Spaceplane

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Science

Virgin Galactic may be badly bruised, but it's not throwing in the towel. Just days after its SpaceShipTwo spaceplane crashed during a test flight ove...

Rail CEOs to Investors: "Bomb Trains" Safe At Almost Any Speed

Steve Horn | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogBurlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) recently said it would proceed with plans to increase speeds for oil-by-rail unit trai...

Plane Crash-Lands On Florida Beach, Killing Man And Injuring His Daughter

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2014 | Crime

(Adds identity of victims, condition of girl) July 27 (Reuters) - A man was killed and his daughter injured on Sunday when a small pla...

White House Meeting Logs: Big Rail Lobbying Against 'Bomb Train' Regulations It Publicly Touts

Steve Horn | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Big Rail has talked a big game to the public about its desire for increased safety measures for its trains carrying oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in the Bakken Shale. What happens behind closed doors, the meeting logs show, tells another story.

Dreamliner's Dramatic Life Mimics Woody Allen's Art

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

When it comes to the Dreamliner design, the FAA and the NTSB do have very different perspectives. But unlike the couple in Annie Hall, both sides cannot be right.

'Green News Report' - January 28, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Warren Buffett Buys Stake in Pipeline Company on Same Day as North Dakota Oil Train Explosion

Steve Horn | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

On the same day a BNSF oil train derailed and exploded in Casselton, North Dakota, Warren Buffett -- owner of holding company giant Berkshire Hathaway, which owns BNSF -- bought a major stake in pipeline logistics company Phillips Specialty Products Inc.

No Evidence Of Crime In Fatal NYC Train Crash That Killed 4

| Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

By Murray Weiss THE BRONX — Investigators looking at the Metro-North train wreck that killed four people have yet to uncover evidence that motorman...

Ben Hallman

Shutdown Shuts Down Deadly Crash Investigations

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business

The federal shutdown has forced investigators to suspend or delay probes of 14 major transportation accidents, including an airliner crash in San Fran...

Plane Crash Evacuation Slides Were Faulty -- And The Feds Knew

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.01.2013 | San Francisco

The malfunction of two evacuation slides after the Asiana Flight 214 crash in San Francisco in July added drama to the emergency. Now, NBC reports its...

Women Leaders Sizzle This Summer

Leslie Grossman | Posted 09.23.2013 | Women
Leslie Grossman

Courage, collaboration, innovation, direct communication, listening, confidence, trust, visionary, passion, tenaciousness -- all are words that describe our greatest leaders, be they in business, public affairs, government or social change

Summer Intern Mistakenly Confirmed Offensive Asiana Names, NTSB Says

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2013 | Media

(Please note offensive language in paragraph 6) July 12 (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board apologized on Friday afte...

Friday Talking Points -- Drop The Nuke, Harry!

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Go ahead and drop that nuke, Harry! Start approving President Obama's nominees, as the Constitution says you are supposed to. Republicans will be Republicans no matter what you do, and you've already been suckered twice by "handshake agreements" that they won't.

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 and the Breaching of Stabilized Approach Criteria

Michael Kay | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Michael Kay

Having personally experienced the tsunami of information that a Board of Inquiry has to consider in my previous career, balanced with the unrelenting appetite of the media, Chairwoman Hersman and her investigation team's efforts are commendable.

Hubris Has Starring Role in TWA 800 Missile Documentary

Christine Negroni | Posted 09.07.2013 | Media
Christine Negroni

It is a testament to the considerable filmmaking skills of Kristina Borjesson that the TWA 800 documentary she produced had me actually paying attention to Thomas Stalcup, believing for some of the 90 minutes I watched the program that he actually had discovered something new.