Saturday Marks 8th Anniversary Of I-35W Bridge CollapseMany Minnesotans are taking a moment Saturday to remember the lives lost in the Interstate 35W bridge tragedy. Saturday marks eight years since the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis.
NTSB Releases Recommendations For Oil Train SafetyThe National Transportation Safety Board is out with some new recommendations to help prevent explosive oil train wrecks. They include retrofitting train cars with protective systems better able to withstand fire, and relief valves that can prevent pressure from building inside the tank cars.
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Good Question: How Can A Pilot Get Lost?Every day, almost 30,000 planes take off and land in the United States without a hitch. But a new report released by the Associated Press found at least 150 flights have landed or almost landed at the wrong airport since the mid-90s. These flights include a cargo 747 that landed at a small Kansas airport last fall, eight miles from its intended target. And there was a Southwest 737 last month that was headed for Branson, Mo. but ended up at a small airport seven miles away.
Official: Plane Crash Kills 1 In Central Minn. One person died Monday after a small plane crashed near an airport in central Minnesota. The crash happened around 12:45 p.m. just west of the runway at the Princeton Municipal Airport, a city official said.
Good Question: Who Will Get A Piece Of The 35W Bridge?Thursday will be six years since the 35W bridge collapsed killing 13 people and injuring 145. Now, that all the lawsuits have been settled, the state is finally ready to give away or salvage the 9 million pounds of steel left behind.
NTSB: 10 Killed In Alaska Plane CrashAuthorities say an air taxi has crashed at the Soldotna Airport in Alaska, killing all 10 people on board. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Clint Johnson says the pilot and nine passengers were killed in the crash at the airport late Sunday morning. Meagan Peters of Alaska State Troopers says the fixed-wing aircraft was fully engulfed in flames before firefighters could get to the plane. The victims have not yet been identified.
NTSB Rules In 2011 Mayo Clinic Helicopter CrashFederal officials investigating a helicopter crash that a killed Mayo Clinic heart surgeon and technician say financial pressures contributed to the pilot's decision to continue flying through deteriorating weather.
NTSB: Pilot Error In 2008 Crash That Killed 8A fatigued pilot's poor decision-making caused a 2008 jet crash at a Minnesota airport that killed eight people, including six New Jersey passengers who were in the state on business for an Atlantic City-based casino project, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled Tuesday.
NTSB: Pilot Battled To Keep Altitude Before Crash
NTSB: Controller Error Led to Near Collision