Philadelphia train derailment: US trying to determine if driver was using phone

US investigators say they are still trying to determine whether an Amtrak engineer used his phone at the controls of the train in a deadly derailment in Philadelphia.

Amtrak train in Philadelphia wreck was travelling at twice speed limit when derailed

An Amtrak train in Philadelphia was travelling at more than 100 miles per hour, over twice the speed limit, when it entered a curve in the tracks and derailed, killing seven people and injuring more than 200, federal investigators said on Wednesday.

Seven dead in US train wreck, high speed at issue

The death toll from the derailment of a US passenger train in Philadelphia rose to seven Wednesday, as excessive speed emerged as a possible cause of the crash.

Five US aircraft landed at wrong airports since 2012: NTSB

Five US aircraft, including a Southwest AirlinesBoeing 737 and an Atlas Air Boeing 747 cargo plane, landed at the wrong airports in recent years due to preventable air traffic control errors, US safety experts said on Monday.

Indian among 6 victims of train accident in New York suburb

A 41-year-old India-born man is among the six victims of the horrific accident in a New York suburb in which a crowded commuter train rammed into a SUV stalled on the tracks and caught fire.

Pilot taking selfies led to fatal US air crash
Pilot taking selfies led to fatal US air crash

A pilot who died when he crashed his small aircraft was distracted because he was taking cell phone selfies in the cockpit, likely contributing to the fatal accident, US investigators said Tuesday.

NTSB issues new recommendations to find missing planes

Amid several recent high-profile incidents where planes have mysteriously vanished, the US aviation safety authority has issued new recommendations designed to help find wreckage faster and determine what caused crashes.

Virgin Galactic 'ignored' space safety warnings: Expert
Virgin Galactic 'ignored' space safety warnings: Expert

Virgin Galactic "ignored" repeated warnings in the years leading up to the deadly crash of its spacecraft in California, a rocket science safety expert has said, as investigators hunted for clues to the accident.

Virgin Galactic spacecraft broke apart in mid-air before crash: US investigators
Virgin Galactic spacecraft broke apart in mid-air before crash: US investigators

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo appears to have broken apart in mid-air before crashing to the ground, said federal investigators on Sunday.

`Captain took command before NY landing accident`

The captain of a Southwest Airlines plane that landed on a collapsing nose gear took control from the first officer just 400 feet from the ground.

US officials apologise for Asiana crash names gaffe

US officials apologised for mistakenly confirming false and offensive names identifying the pilots of the Asiana flight that crashed last weekend.

Safest seat to survive aircrashes revealed

Where a person sits on a plane may prove to be the difference between life and death in a crash, experts have revealed.

`Distracted` US pilots fly plane 150 miles off course

The US National Transportation Safety Board has said it is investigating a flight that overshot its destination by 150 miles when pilots reportedly got into a "heated discussion" on airline policy.