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(SB-09-61) NTSB Announces Public Hearing On Investigation Into June 2009 Fatal Collision Of Two Metrorail Trains In Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC – The National Transportation Safety Board today announced that it will hold a public hearing on February 23-24, 2010, as part of its ongoing investigation into the collision of two Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrorail Red Line trains on June 22, 2009 that occurred between the Fort Totten and Takoma Park stations

(SB-09-60) NTSB Cites Failure Of Tire, Bridge Railing In 2008 Motorcoach Crash That Killed 17, Injured 39

Washington, DC – The National Transportation Safety Board today determined that the probable cause of a fatal motorcoach accident in Sherman, Texas, was the failure of the right steer axle tire, due to an extended period of low-pressure operation, which resulted in sidewall, belting, and body ply separation within the tire, leading to loss of vehicle cont

(SB-09-59) Pilot’s Failure To Maintain Altitude Caused Maryland State Police Helicopter Crash In Maryland, NTSB Finds

Washington, DC – The National Transportation Safety Board today determined that the probable cause of the crash of a Maryland State Police (MSP) helicopter emergency medical services flight was the pilot’s attempt to regain visual conditions by performing a rapid descent and his failure to arrest the descent at the minimum descent altitude during a nonpre

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