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NTSB recovers engine part of plane wreckage

 Federal investigators have recovered a piece of the engine of a small plane that crashed and killed a member of the Rockefeller family in suburban New York. Richard Rockefeller, the great-grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller, was killed in the crash on Friday. The Piper Meridian single-engine turboprop plane went down shortly after

Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Va.

 Crews used cranes and other heavy equipment Thursday to clean up a derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into a Virginia river while state officials worked to determine the environmental impact of the thousands of gallons of spilled crude. Department of Environmental Quality spokesman Bill Hayden said state workers smelled oil downstream from the derailment

New York Trains To Install Audio and Video Recorders

Thousands of audio and video recorders to protect passengers from “train derailments” New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced its plan to install several thousand audio and video recorders on its commuter trains Wednesday, reportedly in response to federal safety recommendations. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, several derailments last year have prompted the need

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Mystery Deepens, Again Probe Sharpens Focus on Sabotage

 Officials suspect two different systems were shut off after the plane took off last weekend, one shortly after the other, people familiar with the investigation said. About an hour into the flight, the plane’s transponders stopped functioning, making it much more difficult for air-traffic control personnel to track or identify it via radar.  In the

Mysteries of Deep Often Yield When Jets Crash Over Water

Teams searching for the wide-body jetliner that vanished off Vietnam almost certainly will locate it and figure out what brought it down, according to aviation investigators and case files spanning four decades. Planes seemingly lost without a trace in waters miles deep have been found by remote-controlled submarines, or investigators gathered enough clues to determine

Loretta Fuddy: The Most Unlucky Person of 2013 – or was she killed to cover a big lie?

Are the White House plumbers at it again? A Cessna crashes in Hawaii, and eight survive – but one woman, for some reason, could not be rescued. Her name was Loretta Fuddy, she was 65 years old, and she happened to be the Hawaiian health official who released the notorious copy of President Obama’s long