Driver Inattention & Poorly Maintained Brakes Caused Commercial Truck-Amtrak Crash

December 17th, 2012 | Truck accident

On December 11, 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”) issued a press release stating that “Driver Inattention and Poorly Maintained Brakes” were the cause of the John Davis Trucking Company’s semi-truck crash with the Amtrak passenger train.  This crash ignited a fire that encompassed the truck and three passenger railcars injuring sixteen people, killing… Read More

NTSB Joins Probe of Boston Airport Collision

July 18th, 2011 | Aviation accident

A collision between two airliners on a taxiway at Logan International Airport is now considered serious enough for National Transportation Safety Board investigators to get involved. Read More

Investigators Launch Safety Study of Home-Built Aircraft

July 15th, 2011 | Aviation articles

July 14, 2011 On Thursday federal safety investigators announced that the National Transportation Safety Board would commence with a study of home-built aircraft to determine how to lessen the number of crashes. The National Transportation Safety Board says experimental, amateur-built planes have a significantly higher accident rate than general aviation aircraft. Though home-built aircraft represent… Read More

Small Plane Crashes Near Texas Apartment Building, Kills 2

May 31st, 2011 | Other accidents

May 31, 2011 A single-engine plane crashed into the parking lot of a Galveston, Texas, apartment complex on Saturday night, killing a married couple from Cedar Hill who were aboard the aircraft. The 1973 Aero Commander plane took off from Dallas-Ft. Worth and was less than three miles away from its intended destination—Galveston’s Easterwood Airport—when… Read More

5 Family Members Die in Cessna Crash in Anchorage

May 31st, 2011 | Other accidents

Five people died in a plane crash near Anchorage, Alaska’s Birchwood Airport on Friday morning—killing a 46-year-old flight mechanic, his 69-year-old mother, 12-year-old daughter, 12-year-old son, and 11-year-old daughter. At about 10:15 a.m. the single-engine Cessna 180 plane crashed and exploded on railroad tracks located a half-mile from the airport. The flames were so high… Read More