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Harrison Ford: Plane He Was Piloting Crashes

Harrison Ford, known for roles in films like Indiana Jones, was piloting a WW2 vintage plane on Thursday that crashed onto a golf course in L.A. He survived the crash and is reportedly in stable condition. According to a report from People magazine, Ford, who is 72, was the only person on board the plane. “Harrison was flying a WW2 …

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Mexico Plane Crash Leaves Five Dead, More Injured

Five people are dead and two were injured when a small airplane crashed in Mexico on Thursday en route to the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. The plane took off from the port of Tampico in Tamaulipas, known officially as the Free and Sovereign State of Tamaulipas, and came down in a mountainous area near the coast. The office of …

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Hanscom Plane Crash: Two Victims Identified

The Hanscom plane crash that occurred in Bedford, Massachusetts on Saturday night tragically claimed the lives of seven people. Two of those people have now been positively identified. The plane was a private Gulfstream IV jet. It crashed as it took off from Hanscom Field for Atlantic City, New Jersey. Lewis Katz, 72, was among those killed. He was the …

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Alaska Near Miss: NTSB Investigates

An Alaska Airlines passenger jet had a “near miss” with a smaller cargo aircraft above Anchorage’s Fire Island. The passenger plane from Portland, Oregon, which was carrying 143 passengers, was scheduled to land at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Runway 15, when the pilot was told by air controllers to do a “go-around” in order to avoid an Ace …

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New Mexico Helicopter Crash Injures Pilot

The pilot of a medivac helicopter was injured after crash landing on the roof of University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque Wednesday at around 6 p.m. Two other medical personnel were on board, but were unhurt. The pilot’s injuries are said to be not life-threatening. The air ambulance was transporting a patient from from Rio Rancho, NM at the …

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Lower Blood Alcohol Limit Urged by NTSB

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week issued guidelines meant to totally eliminate alcohol-related car crashes. Among their recommendations is that states lower their blood alcohol driving limits to 0.05. “Most Americans think that we’ve solved the problem of impaired driving, but in fact, it’s still a national epidemic,” said Deborah Hersman, chairman of the NTSB. “On average, …

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BlackBerry Ditched by U.S. National Transportation Safety Board

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is looking to replace all of its BlackBerry devices with iPhone 5’s. The agency posted a notice to the Federal Business Opportunities website seeking firms that can handle the the transfer of the agency’s devices. The NTSB stated that the switch away from BlackBerry was due to the devices “failing both at inopportune …

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Distracted Driving Blamed in Death of Connecticut Jogger

For advocates wanting the outright ban of cellphone use while driving, a tragic story out of Hartford, Connecticut is unfortunate ammo for the cause. According to the AP, 44-year-old Kenneth Dorsey was killed in March after his was struck while jogging. The person in the car was not identified by name, but we do know that the driver was a …

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No Hands-Free Devices For Drivers Idea Fails To Win Public Support

There are plenty of things that a driver can do to distract him/herself to a dangerous degree – texting, disciplining children, drinking beer, eating a meatball sub, etc. And while most people can agree that first thing on that list, texting, is a pretty unsafe rush hour activity, Americans are unsure about new regulations proposed by the National Transportation Safety …

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