Transportation accidents

FILE - In a Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, Metrolink Director of Operations, R.T. McCarthy, demonstrates Metrolink's implementation of Positive Train Control, (PTC) at the Metrolink Locomotive and Cab Car Simulators training facility in Los Angeles' Union Station. Amtrak is considering suspending service on tracks that don't have sophisticated speed controls by a Dec. 31, 2018 deadline, Amtrak president and CEO Richard Anderson said Feb. 15, 2018, threatening to disrupt operations across the U.S. as it pushes to strengthen safety after a series of deadly wrecks. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
February 15, 2018 - 5:10 pm
Amtrak is considering suspending service on tracks that don't have sophisticated speed controls by a Dec. 31 deadline, the railroad's top executive said Thursday, threatening to disrupt operations across the U.S. in a push to strengthen safety after a series of deadly wrecks. President and CEO...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2017, file photo, Bill Haas gestures after a birdie on the first hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. Haas has been released from hospital after being a passenger in a car crash which left one person dead and two injured, police in Los Angeles have said. The crash involved a Ferrari and a BMW in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood at 6.31pm on Tuesday evening , Feb. 13, 2018, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A car that the LAPD said belonged to the actor Luke Wilson was hit by the Ferrari just before the crash. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
February 14, 2018 - 9:35 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Professional golfer Bill Haas was hospitalized but escaped serious injuries following a rollover crash in Los Angeles that killed the driver of the Ferrari he was riding in and injured the driver of a BMW, officials said Wednesday. The two cars collided in the wealthy Pacific...
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In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, and provided by the Wasatch County Sheriff's Office is a research helicopter that was brought down by a leaping elk in the mountains of eastern Utah. Wasatch County authorities say the elk jumped into the chopper's tail rotor as the craft flew low, trying to capture the animal with a net. The two people on board weren't seriously hurt, but wildlife officials say the elk died of its injuries. The state-contracted Australian crew had been trying to capture and sedate the elk so they could collar it and research its movements about 90 miles east of Salt Lake City. (Jared Rigby/Wasatch County Sheriff's Office via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 9:52 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday. The elk jumped into the chopper's tail rotor as the aircraft flew about 10 feet (3 meters) above ground in...
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This is an undated family handout photo issued by Britain's Foreign & Commonwealth Office and made available on Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018 of Stuart Hill, left, and his brother Jason Hill, who both died in a Grand Canyon helicopter crash. An expert says investigators are likely to pay special attention to the type of helicopter that crashed in the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists. Aviation attorney Gary C. Robb says the EC-130 helicopter generally lacks a system to keep it from exploding on impact, denying passengers a few extra minutes to try to escape. It comes after the crash on tribal land, which has fewer regulations than helicopter tours in Grand Canyon National Park. (Family Handout Foreign & Commonwealth Office via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 2:10 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Six British friends boarded a sightseeing helicopter outside Las Vegas on their way to one of the busiest and noisiest stretches of the Grand Canyon — tribal land that is less regulated than the national park and allows tour pilots to descend into the natural wonder. The...
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In this photo provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, an emergency team works at the scene of a AN-148 plane crash in Stepanovskoye village, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Domodedovo airport, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Investigators are studying the information from flight recorders of a Russian passenger plane that has crashed near Moscow killing all 71 people on board. The Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee said Tuesday its experts managed to recover the data from both the plane’s flight data and cockpit conversation recorders. (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 12:47 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Human error may be to blame for the Russian plane crash that killed 71 people, Russian investigators said Tuesday, noting that the plane's pilots failed to turn on the heating unit for its measuring equipment, resulting in flawed speed data. After studying the An-148's flight data...
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February 13, 2018 - 11:34 am
JOHNSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — Railway workers in the Adirondacks have been trying to move a derailed locomotive that has been left running for a week. The Post-Star reports the Saratoga & North Creek Railway locomotive went off the tracks in Johnsburg, New York, on Feb. 6 while it was being used to...
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Personnel work at the scene of a AN-148 plane crash in Stepanovskoye village, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Domodedovo airport, Russia, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed Sunday near Moscow, killing everyone aboard shortly after the jet took off from one of the city's airports. The Saratov Airlines regional jet disappeared from radar screens a few minutes after departing from Domodedovo Airport en route to Orsk, a city some 1,500 kilometers (1,000 miles) southeast of Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
February 12, 2018 - 5:59 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Wading through knee-deep snow, hundreds of emergency workers searched a vast field near Moscow on Monday for remains of the 71 victims from the crash of a Russian airliner, and aviation experts began deciphering the jet's two flight recorders. Investigators quickly ruled out a...
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In this 2017 image provided by Sue Condreras, Fanucci, a German shepherd, poses with handler Sue Condreras last summer in upstate New York. Fanucci’s right rear leg was shattered in a van accident in 2014, leaving his show career in doubt. He has become one of the nation’s top German shepherds going into the Wesminster Kennel Club show that begins Monday. (Kenneth Beatty/Sue Condreras via AP)
February 12, 2018 - 12:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A German shepherd that survived a brutal highway accident a few years is out of Westminster, and his show career might be over. Fanucci was unable to walk into the ring Monday, the first day of two days of America's most prestigious dog show. His owners think he might have been...
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February 12, 2018 - 5:11 am
TANNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — One person has died in a multi-vehicle accident that backed up traffic for hours in Pennsylvania. The Monroe County Control Center says the crash was reported around 5 a.m. Sunday on Interstate-80 near Tannersville. The crash involved a tractor-trailer and other vehicles...
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In this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, photo, a survivor, lower right, walks away from the scene of a deadly tour helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. (Teddy Fujimoto via AP)
February 12, 2018 - 2:09 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Four survivors of a deadly tour helicopter crash onto the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon were being treated at a Nevada hospital while crews tackled difficult terrain in a remote area to try to recover the bodies of three other people. Six British tourists and a pilot were on board...
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