The Delaware River is a busy site for both tourism and shipping, a fatal combination on Wednesday. An amphibious tour boat — a boat that can travel on land and water — was struck by a barge while stopped in a shipping channel.The Duck boat, as they’re commonly called, capsized and sank. Thirty-five of the [...]
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As of this week, pilots will need specific clearance from an air traffic controller for every runway he or she crosses when taxiing to take off or heading back to the airport after landing. The rule change is likely to satisfy a 10-year-old NTSB ‘Most Wanted List’ recommendation to prevent runway incursions and improve runway [...]
Just a few hours ago, a United Express flight from Washington Dulles skidded of a runway in Ottawa, Canada, injuring three of the 36 people on board. Add it to the tally of growing runway safety stats.
Most people work long days. We get up early, spend time stuck in traffic during our commute to work and when we come home from work, we have a dozen other things to do. But at the end of the day, there is a dark, quiet room, a comfortable bed and sleep. What if you [...]
Federal and state auto safety laws from the past 20 years saved over 85,000 lives and over $600 billion in costs, according to a report issued by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. The group cites these findings as a reason to push for more rules and regulations, they say this study points to the fact that [...]
When passengers boarded EgyptAir flight 990, departing New York City early Halloween morning in 1999, it’s likely no one predicted one of their pilots was plotting his revenge against the airlines by driving the plane into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after takeoff. At least that’s one version of the story. The Egypt government disputes the [...]