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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Feb. 14, 2024 07:22 AM EST

Altoona Mirror. February 10, 2024. Editorial: Anticipating NTSB report on East Palestine The National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation of the February 2023 Norfolk Southern train derailment at East Palestine, Ohio, near that state’s border with...

NTSB to release cause of fiery Norfolk Southern derailment in eastern Ohio at June hearing

Feb. 07, 2024 12:00 PM EST

Federal investigators say they will determine the cause of last year's fiery Norfolk Southern derailment in eastern Ohio at a hearing in East Palestine this June. The National Transportation Safety Board announced Wednesday that it will hold the hearing at East Palestine High School...

NTSB says bolts on Boeing jetliner were missing before a panel blew out in midflight last month

Feb. 06, 2024 19:38 PM EST

Bolts that helped secure a panel to the frame of a Boeing 737 Max 9 were missing before the panel blew off the Alaska Airlines plane last month, according to accident investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday a preliminary report on the Jan. 5 incident that...

Railroads say they're making safety changes to reduce derailments after fiery Ohio crash

Feb. 03, 2024 00:29 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The changes railroads announced after last year's fiery crash in East Palestine, Ohio, haven’t yet made a major difference, statistics show, and reforms have stalled in Congress. A few key measures in the latest Federal Railroad Administration statistics,...

New videos show towers of fire that prompted evacuations after last year's fiery Ohio derailment

Feb. 01, 2024 18:35 PM EST

Residents of eastern Ohio can now get an up-close view in newly released videos of the twin toxic towers of fire that forced them from their homes last February after officials decided to blow open five tank cars filled with vinyl chloride they worried might explode days after a Norfolk Southern...

Biden accepts mayor's invitation to visit East Palestine, Ohio, a year after train derailment

Jan. 31, 2024 17:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit the eastern Ohio community that was devastated by a fiery train derailment almost one year ago, accepting an invitation from the East Palestine mayor to see firsthand how the cleanup of spilled toxic chemicals and the recovery are coming along. ...

Pilot killed when single-engine plane crashes on street in San Francisco Bay Area

Jan. 30, 2024 23:46 PM EST

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed Tuesday when the aircraft crashed on a city street near a small San Francisco Bay Area airport, authorities said. The crash was reported around 11 a.m. at a busy intersection along a golf course that's adjacent...

Investigators detail how an American Airlines jet crossed a runway in front of a Delta plane at JFK

Jan. 29, 2024 19:18 PM EST

The pilots of an American Airlines plane taxied across the wrong runway last year in New York — into the path of another jetliner that was taking off — after the captain became distracted and confused about takeoff instructions and the co-pilot lost track of their plane's location, according to...

Radio communication problem preceded NYC subway crash that injured 25, federal report says

Jan. 26, 2024 14:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A worker guiding an out-of-service New York City subway train that collided with another earlier this month says he lost radio contact with the driver before the crash and a message to stop at a red light was not received, according to a new federal report. The...

Fatal hot air balloon crash in Arizona may be linked to faulty 'envelope'

Jan. 16, 2024 17:11 PM EST

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — An "unspecified problem” with the balloon portion of a hot air balloon may have led to Sunday’s crash in the Arizona desert that left four people dead and another critically injured, federal authorities said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board...