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  • Crash victim text messaged that limo was in ‘terrible condition’ before accident killed 20

    10/08/2018 7:04:14 AM PDT · by ETL · 181 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Oct 8, 2018 | Benjamin Brown | Fox News
    A limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York on Saturday was reportedly in “terrible condition,” and was a replacement vehicle after the group’s rented bus broke down before reaching its destination. All 18 inside the vehicle were killed, along with two bystanders after the 2001 Ford Excursion limousine – believed to be headed to a birthday party -- ran through an intersection and struck a parked 2015 Toyota Highlander outside the Apple Barrel Country Store. -snip- The limousine was traveling southwest on state Route 30 in Schoharie, about 170 miles north of New York City and...
  • 20 killed in Schoharie limousine crash (New York state)

    10/07/2018 8:35:20 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 89 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | October 7 | Mike Goodwin, Lauren Stanforth, and Steve Hughes
    SCHOHARIE - Twenty people died Saturday's crash of a limousine in Schoharie County, State Police confirmed late Sunday morning. The crash is the deadliest in the Capital Region since the Oct. 2, 2005 sinking of the Ethan Allen tour boat on Lake George killed 20 people.
  • NTSB’s FIU Pedestrian Bridge Collapse Investigation Addresses Cracks

    08/10/2018 6:36:18 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 10 replies
    EfficientGov ^ | August 9, 2018 | Andrea Fox
    An NTSB forensic investigation update of the FIU pedestrian bridge collapse addresses structural components related to the now infamous crack, and others.
  • Report: Malaysia Airlines plane could have been hijacked

    07/30/2018 1:06:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 73 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 7/30/18 | Eileen Ng
    PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia — A Malaysian-led independent investigation report released Monday, more than four years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, highlighted shortcomings in the government’s response and raised the possibility of “intervention by a third party.” The report, prepared by a 19-member international team, reiterated Malaysia’s assertion the plane was deliberately diverted and flown for over seven hours after severing communications. Chief investigator Kok Soo Chon said the cause of the disappearance cannot be determined until the wreckage and the plane’s black boxes are found. He said there was no evidence of abnormal behavior or stress in the two pilots...
  • Investigators Explain Focus On Pre-Collapse Cracking In Florida Bridge

    05/25/2018 3:05:49 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 32 replies
    The National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report on the fatal collapse in March of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Sweetwater focuses attention on the widely discussed pre-collapse cracking in the main span. The report also confirms accounts about what the construction crew working on the bridge was doing before the structure fell. But the report contains no definitive explanation of what occurred and months and possibly years more will be needed to determine the probable cause of the failure, which killed five motorists and one project worker.
  • Chilling Theory of What Doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    05/15/2018 10:11:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    PJ media ^ | May 14,2018 | STEPHEN KRUISER
    Now, based on two slight clues, experts have a new theory about what doomed the flight: the pilot was committing suicide. From The Washington Post: All but one of the 239 people on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had probably been unconscious — incapacitated by the sudden depressurization of the Boeing 777 — and had no way of knowing they were on an hours-long, meandering path to their deaths. Along that path, a panel of aviation experts said Sunday, was a brief but telling detour near Penang, Malaysia, the home town of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah. On two occasions,...
  • MH370 experts think they’ve finally solved the mystery of the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight

    05/15/2018 9:36:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/15/2018 | By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    All but one of the 239 people on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had probably been unconscious — incapacitated by the sudden depressurization of the Boeing 777 — and had no way of knowing they were on an hours-long, meandering path to their deaths. Along that path, a panel of aviation experts speculated Sunday, was a brief but telling detour near Penang, Malaysia, the hometown of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah. On two occasions, whoever was in control of the plane — and was probably the only one awake — tipped the craft to the left. The experts believe Zaharie,...
  • Suicidal MH370 Pilot Evaded Radar, Murdered 238 In Deliberate Act: Expert Panel (Islam)

    05/14/2018 10:25:33 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-14-2018 | Ryan Gados
    The captain of doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 selected a route that would effectively render the plane invisible on radar in order to commit suicide, experts said Sunday. The suspicion that MH370 Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was attempting suicide was agreed upon, aviation experts said in a panel discussion on 9 News Australia. Investigators believe MH370 Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was attempting suicide when the plane disappeared. (Facebook) "He was killing himself; unfortunately, he was killing everybody else on board, and he did it deliberately," Larry Vance, a former senior investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, said. Shah...
  • PICTURED: Instagram stars and models on their private plane to Las Vegas moments before it...

    04/11/2018 10:35:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 113 replies
    FULL HEADLINE: "PICTURED: Instagram stars and models on their private plane to Las Vegas moments before it crashed onto golf course killing all six on board" Four of the six people who died when their private plane crashed during a flight from Arizona to Las Vegas on Monday have been identified as Instagram stars, models and nightclub promoters. Models Mariah Coogan, 23, and Helena Lagos, 22, nightlife promoter Anand 'Happy' Patel, 26, and nightclub host and aspiring pilot James Pedroza, 28, were all on board the Piper PA-24 Comanche when it crashed into a golf course moments after taking off...
  • Passenger jet crash in NEPAL (overshoots runway)

    03/12/2018 3:10:04 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 67 replies
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  • NTSB releases preliminary report on Virginia train crash involving Congress members

    02/21/2018 11:35:17 AM PST · by csvset · 83 replies
    WTKR ^ | 21 Feb 2018 | Staff
    CROZET, Va. – A train carrying dozens of Republican members of Congress, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, to their legislative retreat in West Virginia hit a truck on January 31, 2017 leaving one person dead. Wednesday the National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary investigation into the crash. They said around 11:15 a.m., a 2018 Freightliner truck equipped with a McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing refuse body was traveling southbound on Lanetown Road in Albemarle County near Crozet, Virginia. The refuse truck, operated by Time Disposal LLC, had a 30-year-old driver and two passengers as it drove towards a highway–railroad grade...
  • Watch Traffic Camera Footage of Fatal I-35 Pileup

    02/07/2018 6:21:14 AM PST · by Pappy Smear · 45 replies
    Iowa DOT ^ | 2-6-18 | WHO-TV
    Here is the video--6 minutes long of a 50-70 car pileup on I-35 near Ames, Iowa. First minute is a little slow. At about 4:30 in, it starts getting "wow".
  • NTSB Investigating Crash of Tesla Into Fire Engine ... Firefighters Say Car Was on Autopilot

    01/24/2018 7:10:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 80 replies
    National Transportation Safety Board investigators are looking into the crash of a Tesla into a fire engine on the 405 Freeway after local firefighters said the Tesla driver told them the car was on Autopilot at the time of the collision. The luxury car slammed into the back of the fire engine while traveling at a speed of 65 mph on Monday, Culver City firefighters tweeted. No injuries were reported, but a day later, the collision had managed to draw the attention of federal investigators. In an Instagram post, the Culver City firefighters’ union said the Tesla “plowed into the rear of...
  • The more we learn about Amtrak derailment the stranger it gets

    12/31/2017 8:58:50 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 141 replies
    The Hill ^ | 31 December 2017 | Russell G. Quimby
    The National Transportation Safety Board investigating the accident, which killed three people and injured more than 50 others, is still trying to determine the probable cause and prevent such accidents in the future. It appears that there were two people in the lead locomotive control cab of the train who were both injured and hospitalized: an instructor engineer, and another engineer who was learning the territory and qualifying to operate the train along the route.
  • NTSB: Amtrak train was going 78 mph at impact; crew not using electronic devices

    12/22/2017 8:57:32 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 67 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An initial review of the data recorders and cameras on board the Amtrak train that derailed in DuPont on Monday suggests the train was going 78 mph in the moments before impact -- nearly 50 miles over the speed limit at that location -- and that the crew realized the speed was too high moments before, the NTSB announced Friday. Among the preliminary review, investigators concluded that the crew was not observed to be using any electronic devices before the crash, and that six seconds before impact, the engineer made a comment about going too fast. Investigators...
  • Amtrak train was traveling at 80 mph in 30 mph zone, NTSB says

    12/19/2017 4:07:00 AM PST · by servo1969 · 178 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-19-2017 | Ryan Gaydos
    An Amtrak train that derailed Monday during its inaugural ride on a new line in Washington state was traveling at 80 mph in a 30 mph zone, the National Transportation Safety Board said, citing data recorder information. Bella Dinh-Zarr, an NTSB board member, said at a news conference late Monday that information from the data recorder in the rear locomotive provided information about the train’s speed. ------------- A track chart prepared by the Washington State Department of Transportation shows the maximum speed drops from 79 mph to 30 mph for passenger trains just before the tracks curve to cross Interstate...
  • Falsified NTSB Investigation Frames Pratt & Whitney Canada

    12/02/2017 12:55:48 PM PST · by rx · 74 replies
    Feugen Publishing, Inc. ^ | December 2, 2017 | Hugo Feugen & Nellie Ristvedt
    These are the partial findings of an investigation into the claimed catastrophic engine failure that was said to have occurred within a couple minutes of take-off of a commuter airline Cessna Grand Caravan that carried a pilot and eight paying passengers off Moloka'i, Hawai'is Kalaupapa Peninsula on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. The multi-media report's findings are generally limited to the NTSB's crash investigation. Found were several instances of fraudulent and likely criminal activity by NTSB employees or others participating closely with the NTSB investigation. The NTSB is the US Transportation System's investigative agency, uniquely chartered to be insulated from outside...
  • NTSB working with VSP to investigate helicopter crash

    08/20/2017 11:06:37 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 1,689 replies
    Newsplex, WRiC 8 News ABC ^ | 8/14/17 | Unstated
    ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (NEWSPLEX) — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued an update on the fatal helicopter crash that killed two Virginia State Police troopers on Saturday. According to the statement released Monday afternoon, the helicopter was providing a continuous video feed of activities on the ground during the Unite the Right rally, along with several other helicopters. The helicopter had left from the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport just before 4 p.m. and was in the downtown area until about 4:45 p.m. when it was redirected to provide support for a motorcade that was transporting Governor Terry McAuliffe. According to...
  • Senator [Schumer] Calls for Investigation into Small Plane Crashes

    03/10/2017 8:44:01 AM PST · by pabianice · 31 replies
    Flying Magazine ^ | 3/10/17 | Pope
    New York Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the National Transportation Safety Board to launch a study into a spate of small plane crashes around New York City. “We’re only a few months into 2017 and already we’ve seen two small plane crashes here in the New York metro area,” Schumer (D-N.Y.) said at a news conference in Manhattan on Sunday, referring to two accidents involving airplanes from Long Island last month. In a letter to NTSB Chairman Christopher A. Hart, Schumer, the Senate minority leader, requested that the agency study New York’s small plane accidents over the past year...
  • Hot-air balloon pilot who crashed into power lines and killed all 15 passengers was high...

    12/09/2016 11:09:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 9 December 2016 | Liam Quinn For
    Nichols suffered multiple medical problems including type II diabetes, depression and chronic pain from fibromyalgia. Some of those conditions should have prohibited him from operating an aircraft. As part of his treatment, he was taking 13 prescription medicines, many of which are also prohibited for pilots at the controls. A toxicology test performed on his body found seven different drugs in his blood and urine that were prohibited by the FAA, including oxycodone and the sedative diazepam, also known as Valium. Such drugs can impair brain function and motor controls, according to the NTSB documents. He had also been convicted...