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

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 03.30.2015 | 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...

Another Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails, This Time In Illinois

AP | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green

GALENA, Ill. (AP) — A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in northern Illinois on Thursday, bursting into flames and prompting officials to...

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

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | 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.

Vintage Biplane Crashes At California Air Show

AP | Posted 07.04.2014 | Crime

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A 77-year-old pilot was killed when his vintage biplane crashed on a runway Sunday while he was performing an upside down s...

Transportation Safety Head Calls For End To 'Tombstone Mentality'

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents e...

Couple: Truck Was On Fire Before Deadly Bus Crash

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL and MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 04.12.2014 | Crime

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — A tractor-trailer already was on fire as it came across a median and crashed into a tour bus, killing 10 people, according to ...

NTSB Chair Leaving Post To Head Safety Council

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deborah Hersman, the chairman of the nation's transportation accident investigations board, is leaving to become the president and...

'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'...

No Conclusions Yet In Metro-North Train Derailment Report

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal inspectors have not determined whether human error was the cause of a New York train derailment that killed four people last...

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...

Feds Shut Down 52 Bus Companies Deemed Unsafe

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 12.12.2013 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal bus safety regulators have shut down 52 companies in what they describe as a major nationwide crackdown on unsafe outfits...

Senator's Son Noted Engine Trouble Ahead Of Fatal Plane Crash

AP | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

OWASSO, Okla. (AP) — The son of Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe reported his small plane was experiencing engine trouble shortly before he died in a c...

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...

Coroner's Office IDing Victims Of Santa Monica Crash

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 12.01.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just as he had so many times before, Mark Benjamin rode his small jet from a town in the Idaho wilderness he ...

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...

Big Safety Move Delayed Decades

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It was an accident investigators say didn't have to happen: Five years ago a commuter train collided head-on with a freight train n...