National Transportation Safety Board

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  • A P-51 Mustang airplane approaches the ground right before crashing during an air show in Reno, Nev., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. The vintage World War II-era fighter plane piloted by Jimmy Leeward plunged into the grandstands during the popular annual air show. (AP Photo/Garret Woodson)

    Police: 9 people killed in Nevada air crash

    The death toll in the terrifying crash of a World War II-era plane during a Reno air race has risen to at least nine people, including the pilot and eight spectators, authorities said Saturday.


  • Truck drivers face cell, texting ban

    Truckers and other commercial drivers should be banned from talking on the phone and texting when they are behind the wheel, a federal safety agency recommended Tuesday.


  • ** FILE ** Kentucky State Police officers investigate an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a van on Interstate 65, four miles north of Horse Cave, Ky., on March 26, 2010. The crash killed 11 people, including the truck driver, who the National Transportation Safety Board says was using his cellphone at the time. (AP Photo/Daily News, Joe Imel)

    NTSB: Trucker on phone at time of fatal Ky. crash

    An Alabama truck driver was using his cellphone during a 2010 truck crash that killed 11 people in Kentucky, federal officials said Tuesday.


  • Inhofe targets FAA after his flying is faulted

    After Sen. James M. Inhofe landed his small plane on a closed runway at a rural South Texas airport last October and sent workers on the ground scrambling, the Federal Aviation Administration ordered him to take remedial piloting lessons.


  • ** FILE ** Flames erupt after Continental Connection Flight 3407 from Newark, N.J., crashed into a house near Buffalo, N.Y., on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009.

    Study: Long commutes could fatigue airline pilots

    One in five airline pilots lives at least 750 miles from work, according to a study by scientific advisers to the government, raising concerns that long commutes to airports could lead to fatigue in the cockpit.


  • American Scene

    A California utility under fire for a deadly pipeline explosion has revealed that its employees dispute key information the company gave federal investigators about past problems on the gas line that ruptured.


  • Amtrak passenger cars smolder after the train was struck by a semitrailer north of Fallon, Nev., on Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Liz Margerum, Reno Gazette Journal)

    Drivers, engineer watched Nev. Amtrak crash unfold

    Two truck drivers and a train engineer watched helplessly as a semitrailer skidded the length of a football field before it smashed through crossing gates and into two double-decker cars of an Amtrak train at a highway crossing, killing at least six people.


  • Inside Politics

    President Obama said he will visit Missouri on Sunday to tour the devastation wrought by a tornado that killed more than 116 people in Joplin over the weekend.


  • This image provided by the Alaska State Troopers shows the wreckage of the amphibious plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens that crashed into a remote mountainside in southwest Alaska on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, during a fishing trip, killing the state's most beloved political figure and four others and stranding the survivors on a rocky, brush-covered slope overnight. (AP photo/Alaska State Troopers)

    NTSB: No definitive cause in Stevens plane crash

    No definitive cause can be determined for the plane crash that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens and four others last summer in Alaska, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.


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