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  • In this Sept. 24, 2012 file photo shows a couple parasailing off Miami Beach, Fla.  Parasailing is risky and should be better regulated by the Coast Guard and other entitites, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded in a report issued Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Winton, File)

    Feds want parasailing regulated; 73 accidental deaths recorded after 130M rides

    The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday declared parasailing to be risky and urged the U.S. Coast Guard to require that operators be licensed.

  • FILE - In this July 6, 2013 aerial file photo, the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. Nearly a year after Asiana Flight 214 crashed while landing in San Francisco, the National Transportation Safety Board is meeting to determine what went wrong, who's to blame and how to prevent future accidents. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    NTSB: Asian plane crash due to pilot mismanagement

    Pilot mismanagement and confusion caused Asiana Flight 214 to crash in San Francisco last year, federal accident investigators concluded Tuesday.

  • Report: FAA too reliant on Boeing for battery test

    The government failed to properly test the Boeing 787's lithium-ion batteries and relied too much on Boeing for technical expertise, a new report says.

  • NTSB issues report on deadly Va. balloon crash

    The pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed May 9 in Virginia, killing all three on board, attempted to gain altitude before the balloon hit power lines and caught fire, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report Tuesday.

  • US officials urge closer Metro-North rail exam

    Federal transportation safety officials on Monday urged closer track inspections after finding that inspectors may have failed to spot a broken part two days before a derailment and collision that injured scores of passengers in Connecticut last year.

  • Train derailment fuels sleep apnea screening talks

    A deadly Metro-North train derailment last year in which the "dazed" engineer was found to have sleep apnea has pushed the commuter railroad to look into establishing screening for the condition, which could include measuring operators' necks and asking them and their spouses about snoring habits.

  • Airline CEO says safety changes are underway

    The head of the company that owns much of Alaska's commuter airplane fleet says a critical federal report does not reflect safety changes the company has made.

  • Authorities identify woman killed in plane crash

    Authorities have released the name of a Maryland woman killed in a small plane crash in southern New Jersey.

  • NTSB investigating Arizona plane crash

    Federal transportation officials are investigating what caused a single-engine plane carrying a pilot and six French tourists to crash in northern Arizona, killing one person.

  • San Francisco Bay crash pilot wanted to pass

    The pilot of a small plane thought he had enough room to pass another plane low and to the left before he heard a thump and realized they had collided over San Francisco Bay last month, federal investigators said.

  • Hearing planned on probable cause of Asiana crash

    The National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled a hearing to determine the likely cause of the 2013 Asiana plane crash at San Francisco International Airport that left three Chinese teens dead.

  • Feds issue emergency order on crude oil trains

    The Transportation Department issued an emergency order Wednesday requiring that railroads inform state emergency management officials about the movement of large shipments of crude oil through their states and urged shippers not to use older model tanks cars that are easily ruptured in accidents, even at slow speeds.

  • DC mayoral nominee wants lower limit for DUI

    The Democratic nominee for mayor of Washington has proposed cutting the legal limit for drunken driving nearly in half, saying the nation's capital could set a life-saving example for states to follow.

  • Muriel Bowser

    D.C. Democrat mayoral candidate calls for nation's toughest DUI limits

    A D.C. Council member and mayoral candidate has proposed reducing the blood alcohol content for drunken driving to 0.05 percent — the lowest in the nation and a threshold that in some cases would criminalize getting behind the wheel of a car after as little as one drink.

  • ** FILE ** In this May 14, 2013, file photo, one of several small drones designed for use by law enforcement and first responders is shown at University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D. (AP Photo/Minnesota Public Radio, Dan Gunderson, File)

    News media challenge ban on journalism drones

    More than a dozen media organizations challenged the government's ban on the use of drones by journalists Tuesday, saying the Federal Aviation Administration's position violates First Amendment protections for news gathering.

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