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  • Preliminary report blames engine trouble for deadly plane crash

    October 30, 2015 12:04 AM

    HAMMOND - A preliminary investigation blames a loss of engine power during takeoff for a deadly crash at the airport in Tangipahoa Parish recently. John Harris, of Denham Springs, was a passenger on the plane and died. The pilot of the Cessna 421B was from Lafayette. A more... more »
  • NTSB: Plane wreckage being removed from airport

    October 16, 2015 11:46 AM

    HAMMOND - The wreckage of an airplane that crashed at the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport is being removed. John Brannen, a senior National Transportation Safety Board investigator, says crews were removing the wreckage Friday. The twin-engine Cessna 421 crashed shortly after takeoff Wednesday. Two people aboard the plane... more »
  • Investigator says 2 killed when plane crashed into Florida mobile home

    October 14, 2015 11:37 AM

    PALM SPRINGS, Fla. - A Florida man says he was outside when a small plane crashed into his mobile home. Domingo Galicia says he immediately started screaming Tuesday night for his 21-year-old daughter Banny, who was inside the home and presumed dead. "It was like a bomb," Galicia told reporters... more »
  • Driver fatigue cited as cause of crash that injured comedian

    August 11, 2015 12:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board is blaming a fatigued Wal-Mart truck driver for a highway crash last year that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian. However, the board also said the failure of Morgan and other passengers riding in a limousine-van to wear seatbelts... more »
  • Amtrak service through Philadelphia won't resume Monday

    May 15, 2015 3:19 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Amtrak now says its rail service between New York and Philadelphia will probably be suspended through Monday, while tracks and other equipment are repaired in the area where a derailment Tuesday night killed eight people. The railroad had earlier said limited service would resume Monday. The last of... more »
  • NTSB points to battery defect in Boeing 787 fire

    December 1, 2014 1:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - A report by federal accident investigators points to a manufacturing defect as the likely cause of an internal short circuit that led to a battery fire in a Boeing 787 airliner parked at Boston's airport last year. The National Transportation Safety Board report released Monday says an inspection... more »
  • Search and rescue continues after jet crash

    November 20, 2013 8:02 AM

    DANIA BEACH, Fla. - Coast Guard officials say search and rescue efforts continue for two people who were aboard a jet en route to Mexico that plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off Florida. Two people have been confirmed dead. The Coast Guard said early Wednesday that crews were searching... more »
  • Smoke billows from Asiana wreckage overnight

    July 12, 2013 9:04 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Crews removing the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport have encountered smoke. Smoke billowing from the wreckage overnight Friday was captured by KGO-TV cameras. The news station says it occurred moments after crews used a sling to lift the fuselage. The... more »
  • Investigation into Baker plane crash continues

    June 8, 2013 6:58 PM

    BAKER- The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are leading the investigation into how and why that plane crashed in a Baker neighborhood yesterday. So far both agencies have not been able to uncover the exact cause. However, the NTSB says they will remove the plane... more »
  • Report issued on helicopter crash

    April 16, 2013 11:59 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - A preliminary report issued by the National Transportation and Safety Board finds the two tail rotors were missing from a helicopter that crashed near the Calcasieu/Cameron Parish line in March. The American Press reports three people were killed when the Era helicopter went down while on a... more »
  • NTSB: 787 battery approval should be reconsidered

    February 7, 2013 11:03 AM

    WASHINGTON- A top federal safety official says the government should reconsider its approval of the kind of batteries used in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner because they can explode into fires, a specter that manufacturer testing did not pick up. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Hersman says Thursday that Boeing's safety... more »

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