National Transportation Safety Board

San Francisco targets speeders as school starts

Around 65,000 students and teachers head back to school Monday in San Francisco, and city officials are reminding drivers to slow down.<p>To ensure the …

Education

N.J., N.Y, senators ask feds to reconsider sleep testing rule

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>Commuters pass through the Hoboken Terminal on the first morning of track repairs at Penn Station Monday morning.<p>The U.S. …

Sleep Apnea

No one hurt after plane emergency lands on a Florida highway | Miami Herald

Authorities say no one is hurt after a single-engine plane caught fire during its emergency landing on a Florida highway, which closed traffic in …

Aviation

Two people killed in plane crash near Oregon airport where people plan to view solar eclipse

Authorities say two people died in a small plane crash near a central Oregon airport where people are gathering to view the solar eclipse.<p>The Central Oregon Emergency Information Network says the pilot and a passenger were killed in the crash about 2 p.m. Saturday about a mile south of Madras …

Aviation

Plane from Bay Area crashes near popular Oregon solar eclipse viewing spot

MADRAS, ORE. — A small plane flying from the Bay Area to a popular Oregon solar eclipse destination crashed Saturday afternoon killing the pilot and …

Solar Eclipse

The Latest: NTSB investigates Alaska flight infrastructure | Miami Herald

The Latest on a National Transportation Safety Board investigative hearing an on Alaska commuter plane crash (all times local):<p>4 p.m.<p>The director of …

Aviation

Delta Jets Clip 2 Planes, Truck in 24 Hours at JFK Airport

Delta Air Lines Inc. planes were involved in three wingtip collisions in separate accidents over two days on the ground at New York’s John F. Kennedy …

Aviation

FAA changes San Francisco landing rules after close call

Federal officials have issued new rules for nighttime landings and control-tower staffing at San Francisco International Airport after an Air Canada jet nearly struck planes on the ground last month.<p>The new procedures will apply when a runway parallel to a plane's designated runway is closed, as it …

Aviation

Helicopter that crashed amid violence was damaged in 2010 | Miami Herald

The Virginia State Police helicopter that crashed, killing two troopers who were monitoring violent clashes between white nationalists and counter …

Business

Editorial: Air Canada, FAA hindered investigation of SFO near-miss

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Air Canada hindered the investigation of last month’s near-catastrophe at San Francisco Airport by …

Aviation

The regulatory future of algorithms

<i>Although they are often used to automate or streamline processes, algorithms are far from being the objective tool that many make them out to be. In</i> …

Intelligence

Explosion Investigators Find Disconnected Pipe In Building

<b>SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) —</b> Federal investigators found a disconnected vent pipe in an apartment building that exploded last year, killing seven people …

Terrorism

Police helicopter didn't call for help before Charlottesville crash

The Virginia State Police helicopter that crashed and killed two troopers who had been monitoring protests in Charlottesville on Saturday didn’t make …

Virginia State Police

Trains on main track from San Diego to Orange County delayed up to 3 hours after man hit in Dana Point

Trains on the main track from San Diego to Orange County were delayed this morning after a man was hit by a train that had recently left the San …

California

Aftermath: High, Heavy and Slow

What happened to all that speed?<p>In June 2010, a Cessna T310R crashed in fine weather while on final approach at Ruidoso, New Mexico. Five people …

Aviation

Canadian airlines can now have just one crew member in cockpit, despite U.S. safety requirement

A temporary Canadian regulation requiring two members of an aircraft to be in the cockpit expired in June, despite the fact American officials with …

Aviation

Recounting a day of rage, hate, violence and death

<i>This article has been optimized for offline reading on Washington Post apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version here. An Internet connection is required.</i><p>CHARLOTTESVILLE — Rumors circulated all week. Details were scant. No time or place was certain, but the word was that white …

Policing

The Latest: Student leaders say campuses should be safe

The Latest on violent protests connected to a white nationalist rally in Virginia (all times local):<p>9:45 p.m.<p>Student leaders at dozens of U.S. …

Robert E. Lee

Death of troopers in helicopter crash hits hard for McAuliffes, state police

Gov. Terry McAuliffe just had landed in a Fairfax County Police helicopter in Charlottesville when the pilot relayed a message that an aircraft had …

Policing

O’Hare to get $7.4 million simulator for superjumbo jet rescues

O’Hare Airport will soon be home to one of the world’s most sophisticated firefighter training sites, thanks to a $7.4 million simulator that will …

Aviation

Pilot killed in crash was on maiden flight of plane he built | Miami Herald

Federal investigators say a pilot killed in a crash earlier this month in New Jersey was flying a small experimental plane he had built and was …

Business

Authorities Say Deadly Helicopter Crash Is Linked to White Nationalist Rally (UPDATE)

Authorities confirmed two people were killed in a helicopter crash Saturday near the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, …

Virginia State Police

Two Virginia policemen killed in helicopter crash linked to clashes

(Reuters) - Two Virginia state policemen were killed on Saturday when a helicopter in which they were riding crashed after assisting in efforts to …

Canadian News

Here's the proof you need that flying is the safest way to travel

Catastrophic events in air travel, like the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (which disappeared along with its 239 passengers and crew) may …

Aviation

Police helicopter crashes in Charlottesville, killing two people on board

A Virginia State Police helicopter has crashed in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday afternoon, resulting in the deaths of two people on …

Virginia State Police

Two Dead After State Police Helicopter Crashes In Charlottesville

The helicopter was part of the police response to white supremacist demonstrations and counterprotests in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>The chopper had taken off at 3:54 p.m. from Charlottesville and helped provide aerial video of the protests to law enforcement for about 40 …

Virginia State Police

How to Accident-Proof the Police

“It’s 2:30 in the morning and my phone rings. My daughter says, ‘Daddy, you need to come to the hospital,’ ” Michael Bell told me, of the moment in 2004 when he learned that his son had been shot by a police officer in their hometown, Kenosha, Wis.<p>Twenty-one-year-old Michael Bell Jr. died that …

Policing

Pilot at error in fatal crash of innovative ICON plane, say federal investigators

The National Transportation Safety Board released its final report today on the fatal May crash of an Icon A5 plane on the banks of California’s Lake Berryessa. The federal agency ruled that the accident was <b>the result of the pilot’s “failure to maintain clearance from terrain while maneuvering at a</b> …

Aviation

NTSB Releases Final Report in Fatal Icon A5 Accident

Investigation points to a simple mistake as the cause for the crash.<p>The National Transportation Safety Board released its final report regarding the …

Flying

Gov't Says 'Nah' to Regulating Sleep Apnea Testing, and Other News in Sleep

Wireless sleep tests are almost a thing Clinical-grade sleep testing, called polysomnography, requires people to spend a night sleeping (or trying …

Sleep