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By Alan Levin WASHINGTON -- Federal accident investigators on Tuesday charged that the air-ambulance industry and its regulators have moved too slowly to halt the spate of accidents that has made 2008 the deadliest year in emergency medical helicopter history.
By Alan Levin The pilots of an American Airlines flight carrying 185 passengers were forced to make an unusual emergency landing last month in Chicago with limited ability to control the jet after they lost electrical power, according to newly released information from a federal investigation.
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.
The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that a report on a 2006 incident involving broken runway lights in Miami was erroneous.
The fatal crash of an emergency medical helicopter in Maryland Saturday shows the need for safety improvements in such flights, U.S. officials say.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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