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In this May 13, 2015, file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene of a Tuesday night derailment in Philadelphia of an Amtrak train headed to New York. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Distracted engineer blamed in deadly Amtrak wreck

WASHINGTON — The Amtrak engineer whose speeding train ran off the rails…

 

In this Nov. 1, 2014 file photo, wreckage lies near the site where a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket, SpaceShipTwo, exploded and crashed in Mojave, Calif.  (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP 2014)

NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error

WASHINGTON — The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during…

 

Emergency personnel from Berkeley County stand outside a campground surrounded by police tape near Moncks Corner, S.C., Tuesday, July 7, 2015, after an F-16 fighter jet smashed into a small plane over South Carolina. (Brad Nettles/The Post and Courier via AP)

NTSB: 2 killed when F-16, small plane crash; jet pilot safe

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — An F-16 fighter jet smashed into a small…

 

NTSB releases report on BART accident that killed 2 workers in 2013

BART's since-suspended "simple approval" practice was the probable cause of an accident…

Paul Sakuma/2010 AP File PhotoThe deadly 2010 San Bruno blast was the result of systematic issues with the oversight of gas pipelines.

NTSB: San Bruno blast, others highlight systemic flaws in oversight of gas pipelines

WASHINGTON — Three powerful accidents in recent years, including a deadly blast…

Paul Sakuma/2010 AP File PhotoThe deadly 2010 San Bruno blast was the result of systematic issues with the oversight of gas pipelines.
AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

NTSB: Planes should have technologies so they can be found

Responding to recent incidents in which airliners vanished, U.S. accident investigators recommended…

AP Photo/Charles Dharapak
Cindy Chew/2005 S.F. Examiner file photoThe National Transportation Safety Board issued recommendations Thursday that would require rail agencies nationwide to use extra safety systems to protect rail side workers in the wake of two BART workers who were killed Oct. 19.

Investigators urge safety rules for rail workers

Federal transportation safety officials are citing the deaths of two San Francisco…

Cindy Chew/2005 S.F. Examiner file photoThe National Transportation Safety Board issued recommendations Thursday that would require rail agencies nationwide to use extra safety systems to protect rail side workers in the wake of two BART workers who were killed Oct. 19.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinMike O'Donnell

Report: Asiana crash victim was run over twice

Federal investigators say a teenage girl who survived the crash of an…

AP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinMike O'Donnell
AP Photo/Benjamin LevyIn this Saturday

NTSB gets complaints about air crash attorneys

SAN FRANCISCO — Officials are looking into whether some attorneys may have…

AP Photo/Benjamin LevyIn this Saturday
Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerStudents attend a Hack Reactor session in downtown San Francisco on a recent afternoon. The coding school accepts one student for every 30 applicants.

NTSB: No sign of mechanical trouble on Asiana 214

Investigators have found no evidence of mechanical problems with Asiana Flight 214,…

Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerStudents attend a Hack Reactor session in downtown San Francisco on a recent afternoon. The coding school accepts one student for every 30 applicants.
National Transportation Safety Board Chair Deborah Hersman stands next to the damaged pipe from the San Bruno natural gas explosion during a news conference at the NTSB Training Center and Lab in Ashburn

Federal safety officials fault PG&E in San Bruno blast hearing

Federal investigators and safety officials tore apart Pacific Gas & Electric’s operations…

National Transportation Safety Board Chair Deborah Hersman stands next to the damaged pipe from the San Bruno natural gas explosion during a news conference at the NTSB Training Center and Lab in Ashburn

PG&E defends its actions on day of San Bruno blast

In defending themselves as they were being grilled by federal investigators about…

PG&E’s control center logs reveal growing chaos on night of San Bruno blast

At 6:26 p.m. on Sept. 9, one of the operators manning PG&E’s…

Unlikely casualty in Metrolink train crash

So much for honesty in government. One of the most compelling stories…