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Tour bus driver in deadly Utah crash was on 1st trip

Sep. 23, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The driver of a tour bus that crashed near a national park in Utah, killing four Chinese tourists and injuring dozens more, was making his first trip for a company that had only been in business for a short time, investigators said Sunday. The National Transportation Safety Board is...

The Latest: Tour bus driver in deadly crash was on 1st trip

Sep. 22, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a tour bus crash in Utah that left four Chinese tourists dead (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Investigators say the driver of a tour bus that crashed in southern Utah and killed four Chinese tourists and left dozens more injured had recently been hired and was making his...

4 Chinese tourists killed in Utah bus accident identified

Sep. 22, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — Four Chinese tourists killed in a bus crash in southern Utah near a national park were in their 60s and from Shanghai. Three women and one man died in the crash on a highway running through the red-rock landscape near Bryce Canyon National Park on Friday. The victims have been...

Hot air balloon crash near Las Vegas under investigation

Sep. 13, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. authorities are investigating a hot air balloon crash in Nevada that injured at least seven people Thursday when its basket tipped over after hitting the ground, authorities said Friday. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the agency and the National...

The Latest: 6 in balloon crash released from hospital

Sep. 13, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a hot air balloon crash in Nevada (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Six people injured in a hot air balloon crash in Nevada have been released from the hospital. University Medical Center of Southern Nevada spokesman Scott Kerbs said Friday only one of the seven patients taken to...

Boat fire wreckage taken to navy base for investigation

Sep. 13, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators identified a violation of Coast Guard regulations that could trigger criminal charges in the California dive boat disaster that killed 34 people. The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that all crew members on the boat Conception were asleep when the...

Crew was asleep when fatal boat fire ignited, officials say

Sep. 12, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California scuba dive boat was operating in violation of Coast Guard regulations when crew members were sleeping and a pre-dawn fire killed 34 people, leaving grieving families wondering if a required night watchman could have saved their loved ones. Thursday brought a disclosure from...

The Latest: All 34 victims of California boat fire ID'd

Sep. 12, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a fatal boat fire that killed 34 people off the coast of Southern California (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Authorities say they have now identified all 34 victims of a boat fire off the Southern California coast. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office added the last seven...

The Latest: Dive boat owner says crew tried to reach victims

Sep. 6, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the scuba diving boat fire off the coast of California that is presumed to have killed 34 people (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The owner of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off Southern California says the surviving crewmembers did everything they...

Fire foiled rescued attempts by California boat crew

Sep. 5, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The crew of a scuba diving boat that sank off the coast of Southern California made several attempts to rescue the 34 people who were trapped below decks by fire, but intense flames drove them back and all perished, federal authorities said Thursday. All those lost in the Labor Day...