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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.

Pilot Of Crashed Plane Was In Training, Airline Says

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2013 | San Francisco

SEOUL, July 8 (Reuters) - Asiana Airlines Inc said the pilot in charge of landing the Boeing 777 that crash-landed at San Francisco's airport on Sa...

'Green News Report' - May 28, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2013 | 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 ...

Federal Agency: Blood Alcohol Limit For Drivers Should Be 0.05 Percent

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

(Updates with vote) WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) - The top U.S. transportation safety agency voted on Tuesday to recommend a lower blo...

Air Ambulance Pilot Texting Leads to Disaster

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.10.2013 | Crime
Christine Negroni

The pilot of an emergency medical helicopter was text messaging before and during the flight that ended in disaster near an airport in Mosby, Mo. in 2011.

NTSB: Tiny 'Fibers' May Have Played Role In 787 Battery Failure

Reuters | Alwyn Scott | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business

SEATTLE, Feb 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is investigating whether tiny fiber-like formations, known as dendrites, i...

Even More About Those AA Seats

Christine Negroni | Posted 12.04.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Passengers think of airline seats mostly in terms of space and comfort (most often noticing the absence of both) but the news that American Airlines has grounded eight of the Boeing 757s in its fleet after some seats shifted in flight is all about safety.

Hundreds Of Barrels Of Oil Spill In Wisconsin

Reuters | Posted 09.27.2012 | Green

* Enbridge restarts 2 pipelines, including 670,000 bpd Line 6A * Line 14 pipeline remains shut, unclear when it will restart ...

Government Investigation Provides Damning Picture of the Kalamazoo Tar Sands Spill

Anthony Swift | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Anthony Swift

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) heard the major findings of its two-year investigation of the Enbridge tar sands pipeline spill, which released more than a million gallons of corrosive tar sands into the Kalamazoo River watershed in July 2010.

FDOT Must Take a Hands-on Approach to Safety

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 03.19.2012 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

How safe are those monorails at the Miami International Airport for the nearly 9,000 passengers who use them every day? Apparently not very.

Driver Safety: Scooting Around the World

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 03.11.2012 | World
Dr. Caroline Cicero

On both sides of the Pacific and in diverse countries with all types of economies, traffic accidents are a public health issue that cannot be ignored.

Both Sides Now: Iraq -- End of an Error

HuffPost Radio | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgIf the base can't embrace Mitt's switches and Newt's swagger, is it their fault or voters unhinged by Fox and Obama?

GOP Candidate Rails Against Safety Recommendation

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) criticized the National Transportation Safety Board Wednesday for recommending a ban on text...

NTSB Takes Colgan Air to the Woodshed

Robert Davey | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Robert Davey

The National Transportation Safety Board sent a letter Nov. 9 to Pinnacle Airlines, parent company of Colgan Air, regarding the recent discovery of em...

Colgan Air Gets a Bitch-Slap from the NTSB. Ouch!

Christine Negroni | Posted 01.10.2012 | New York
Christine Negroni

It's apparent that the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board is a beauty. I've heard people describe her as "angelic." Here's her photo...

Report Details Confusion In Sleeping Airport Controller Incident

Bloomberg | Posted 12.18.2011 | DC
Read More: Virginia, Ntsb, DC News

Two airliners landed in error at Washington’s Reagan National Airport March 23 after the lone tower controller on a midnight shift fell asleep and r...

More On The ANA 737 Incident: Don't Touch That Dial

Christine Negroni | Posted 12.07.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

A recent headline-grabbing incident in Japan is another wake-up call for accident investigators and cockpit designers alike. Listen up, Boeing.

TWA Flight 800: The Fifteenth Anniversary

Robert Davey | Posted 09.16.2011 | New York
Robert Davey

The crash of TWA Flight 800 happened fifteen years ago today, on July 17, 1996, at 8:31 p.m. eastern daylight time. The 25-year-old Boeing 747-100 had...

What Caused The Ted Stevens Plane Crash?

Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The National Transportation Safety Board released its findings Tuesday into the plane crash that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens...

Famous List-Making Magazine Full of Baloney on Airline Rankings

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christine Negroni

My middle-school teacher Paul Wesche once told me that the word assume could be broken down to into three parts ass - u - me, as in - to assume is to...

Playing With Fire -- The Sham of Pipeline Safety Regulation

David Cay Johnston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Cay Johnston

Do you know whether you live, work, shop or play near a high-pressure pipeline like the one that recently blew up in San Bruno, killing eight people, burning 60 more, destroying 120 homes and leaving a crater 40 feet deep?

Hudson River Landing Illuminating But Not a Miracle

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christine Negroni

In bringing the official investigation into the Hudson River landing of USAirways flight 1549 to a close on Tuesday, the NTSB did not conclude the ditching seen 'round the world was a miracle.

The Mystery of Poland's Presidential Plane Crash Deepens

Max Kolonko | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Kolonko

If the cause of the crash is determined to be a flight controller's mistake or a malfunction of the navigation equipment at the Russian airport, it could reignite the Polish-Russian conflict.

ALPA and Airline Pilot Caught in a Whopper

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christine Negroni

What reads like fiction in the newspaper is actually painfully true. The article profiling American Eagle pilot Timothy Martins in this month's issue of Air Line Pilot magazine by contrast, is not.

EMS Helicopter Pilot Worries: 'If They Knew What I Knew, Even the Nurse and Paramedic Wouldn't get on Board'

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Negroni

The crash this morning of an emergency medical helicopter in Tennessee that killed three people is another tragic reminder of the crisis in medical aviation.