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NTSB: ‘System Safeguards’ Lacking in Tesla Crash on Autopilot

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Tuesday “operational limitations” in the Tesla Model S played a “major role” in a May 2016 crash that killed a driver using the vehicle’s semi-autonomous “Autopilot” system.

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Connecticut: Crash Survivor Says Co-Pilot May Have Intentionally Tanked Plane

On Tuesday afternoon, a twin-engine Piper PA-34 Seneca crashed into a utility pole in East Hartford, Connecticut, close to the corporate headquarters of jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney. One of the two people on board was killed in the crash. The survivor has reportedly stated that the crash was not accidental.

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Video: Plane Falls From Sky Into Houston Parking Lot

Newly released security video captures the moment a plane falls from the sky and smashes a parked car in the parking lot of a local business. The single-engine plane crashed after failing to make a second landing attempt at Houston’s Hobby Airport on Thursday.

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Preliminary Report on Amtrak Crash: No Infrastructure Anomalies

What did cause the crash, if not heartless penny-pinching Republican budget-cutters? “Based on the NTSB’s preliminary review of the train’s event recorder data, the train was travelling at 106 mph before the emergency brake system engaged. The data indicated that the engineer activated the emergency brakes seconds before the derailment.”

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FBI Joins Amtrak Crash Investigation, Feds Talk To Engineer

As federal officials investigate the deadly Amtrak crash, the local NBC News affiliate reports that “investigators have asked the FBI to look at whether a projectile hit Amtrak Regional 188 moments before it sped up and derailed at a curve in Philadelphia Tuesday night.”

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NTSB: Selfie Photos May Have Led to Fatal Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that a fatal plane crash near Denver last year was most likely caused by a pilot who was distracted by taking selfie photos in the cockpit.