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Derailments Spur Push For Safer Railroad Oil-Tank Cars

Senate Democrats sponsor a bill to improve the design and safety of railroad oil-tank cars, which industry officials have flagged for years as in need for improvement.

March 31, 2015

Two Killed As Trains Collide In Southern U.S.

Washington (AFP) — Two people were killed and two injured when freight trains collided in the U.S. state of Arkansas early Sunday, officials said. The collision took place in Hoxie, a town of approximately 3,000 people in northeastern Arkansas at around 3:00 a.m. The dead and injured were all believed to be crew members, according […]

August 18, 2014

Asiana Pilots Switched Off System That Might Have Averted Crash, NTSB Says

By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A federal safety panel on Tuesday concluded that the pilots flying the Asiana Airlines jet that crashed in San Francisco on July 6, 2013, mismanaged their landing approach and inadvertently shut off an automatic speed control system that might have prevented the accident. Meeting in Washington, […]

June 24, 2014

Asiana Crew Confused By Aircraft’s Technology; Emergency Response Criticized, NTSB Finds

By Steve Johnson and Pete Carey, San Jose Mercury News WASHINGTON — The deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport directly resulted from the crew’s confusion over the plane’s technology, federal officials said Tuesday, adding that emergency officials responding to the scene were hampered by communication problems and lack of […]

June 24, 2014