NTSB Investigating Fiery Eisenhower Crash That Killed 1, Injured 3Three semi-trailer trucks and four passenger vehicles were involved in a pileup around 2 p.m. Thursday in the inbound lanes of Interstate 290 near St. Charles Road.
Engine Defect Caused American Airlines Fire; Crew Faulted During EvacuationAn internal defect caused an engine on an American Airlines flight to catch fire while taking off from O’Hare International Airport.
NTSB: Derailed Amtrak Train In Washington Was Going 80 MPH In 30 MPH ZoneThirteen of the 14 cars from the train jumped the track in DuPont, Washington. Several cars fell off an overpass, landing on Interstate 5 below.
Another Passenger Sues After Engine Caught Fire At O’Hare In 2016About 20 people were taken to hospitals after the right engine of the Miami-bound American Airlines flight broke into four pieces.
NTSB: Engine Disk Was Cracked From Fatigue Before O'Hare Plane FireAn engine disk that broke apart and forced an American Airlines jet to abort a takeoff in Chicago last week shows signs of fatigue cracking, according to a preliminary report released Friday by accident investigators.
NTSB Says Feed Truck Shifted Track Before Amtrak AccidentA truck used to deliver feed to a business where cattle are fattened hit a train track and shifted it at least a foot before an Amtrak train derailed in southwest Kansas and injured at least 32 people, an investigator said Tuesday.
NTSB Blames Lack Of Sleep For 2014 Crash That Killed Tollway WorkerThe National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday issued a scathing final report on an I-88 crash two years ago in which a Tollway worker died and a state trooper and two truckers were hurt.
Fatigued Driver, Design Flaws Blamed For 2014 O'Hare Blue Line DerailmentNTSB officials pointed to the trip arms and bumping posts at the O’Hare terminal at the end of the tracks, saying neither could adequately slow or stop the train, after the operator nodded off while pulling into the terminal.
Seven Dead In Small Plane Crash Near BloomingtonThe Federal Aviation Administration confirmed a Cessna 414 flying from Indianapolis to Bloomington went down about two miles away from Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington just after midnight. McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage confirmed all seven people on board were killed in the crash.
New Studies Point Out Dangers Of 'Talking' To CarJust because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.
Madigan Says Federal Government Should Investigate Data BreachesIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday called for the formation of a new federal agency to investigate data breaches in much the same way the National Transportation Safety Board investigates plane and train crashes.
NTSB: Blue Line 'Trip Stop' At O'Hare Was Too Close To The End Of The TrackNTSB officials had previously said the train’s operator, Brittney Haywood, admitted falling asleep at the controls as the train was pulling into the O’Hare station, but that automated systems in place were designed to stop the train if she did not hit the brakes.