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2008-10-02 06:15:00

By Alan Levin The engineer of a Los Angeles commuter train that collided head-on last month with a freight train sent a text message only seconds before the deadly impact, possibly as he passed through a red signal, investigators reported Wednesday.

2008-10-01 15:00:31

The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that a report on a 2006 incident involving broken runway lights in Miami was erroneous.

2008-09-30 16:00:00

The fatal crash of an emergency medical helicopter in Maryland Saturday shows the need for safety improvements in such flights, U.S. officials say.

2008-09-30 07:00:00

By Alan Levin Deaths on air ambulance flights -- including four fatalities over the weekend in Maryland -- have soared to record levels over the past year, prompting safety advocates to renew calls for stricter controls on medical airlifts.

2008-09-29 09:00:57

By Nafeesa Syeed Associated Press DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. -- The pilot of a medical helicopter twice radioed for help in foggy weather before crashing Sunday, killing four of the five people on board in the latest of a growing number of air ambulance accidents, authorities said.

2008-09-26 03:00:25

By Anonymous AVIATION SAFETY The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) commended Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its final rule on reducing fuel tank flammability in transport category airplanes.

2008-09-19 06:00:22

By Keith Rogers By KEITH ROGERS REVIEW-JOURNAL The home-built airplane that plunged into a house near the North Las Vegas Airport last month had been "materially modified" before it was donated to the Salvation Army by its first builder, a Canadian pilot in San Diego, Federal Aviation Administration records show.

2008-09-16 06:00:01

By Alan Levin The deadly head-on train collision in Los Angeles last week could have been prevented with new safety technology, government safety advocates and lawmakers said Monday.

2008-09-14 21:00:05

By Rachel Uranga Shortly before 4:23 p.m. Friday, a dispatcher in a remote Metrolink control room tried desperately to reach the crew of train 111.


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