Transportation accidents

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 1935, file photo, American aviatrix Amelia Earhart climbs from the cockpit of her plane at Los Angeles, Calif., after a flight from Oakland to visit her mother. Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic, and a National Geographic expedition will search for Earhart's plane in August 2019 near a Pacific Ocean atoll named Nikumaroro, part of the Phoenix Islands. (AP Photo, File)
July 23, 2019 - 10:48 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The deep-sea explorer who discovered the wrecked Titanic is tackling an aviation mystery: Amelia Earhart's disappearance. Robert Ballard and a National Geographic expedition will search for her plane next month near a Pacific Ocean atoll that's part of the Phoenix...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2017, file photo, Brandon Bostian, the engineer involved in the 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia that that left eight people dead and about 200 injured, departs from the center for criminal justice in Philadelphia. Manslaughter charges filed against Bostian have been dropped for a second time. A defense lawyer argued Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that any mistakes made by Bostian do not amount to a crime, and a city judge agreed. The state Attorney General's Office says it will appeal the latest ruling. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 23, 2019 - 3:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For the second time, a judge threw out all charges Tuesday against an Amtrak engineer for his role in a high-speed derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight people, saying: "The law recognizes we're all human." Common Pleas Judge Barbara McDermott rejected the involuntary...
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July 23, 2019 - 2:02 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Police have charged a driver after methamphetamine valued at more than $140 million was found in a van that crashed into police cars parked outside a Sydney police station. A police statement said Tuesday a Toyota HiAce van hit the cars outside the Eastwood Police Station on Monday...
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This photo taken Sunday, July 21, 2019, and provided by KGO-TV shows the scene after a woman was arrested after running a red light in a rented Tesla in San Francisco and causing a crash that killed a tourist and left his wife critically injured. Officers were investigating whether the Tesla, which was rented through the peer-to-peer car rental service Get Around, was operating on self-driving mode, police said in a statement Monday, July 22, 2019. (Kate Larsen/KGO-TV via AP)
July 22, 2019 - 6:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman was arrested after running a red light in a rented Tesla in San Francisco and causing a crash that killed a tourist and left his wife critically injured, authorities said Monday. Officers were investigating whether the Tesla, which was rented through the peer-to-peer...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2019, file photo, motorcyclists participate in a ride in Randolph, N.H., to remember seven bikers killed there in a collision with a pickup truck in June. State transportation officials in Massachusetts are expected to be questioned during a legislative oversight hearing on Monday, July 22, 2019, in Boston, about the Registry of Motor Vehicles' failure to suspend the commercial license of the truck driver charged in the crash that killed the seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire. (Paul Hayes/Caledonian-Record via AP, File)
July 22, 2019 - 3:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers opened and then abruptly suspended their inquiry Monday into troubles at the state motor vehicle department that were exposed by a crash that killed seven motorcyclists. The Legislature's Joint Committee on Transportation voted to recess just minutes into its...
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FILE - This May 11, 2006 file photo shows the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship docked in Bayonne, N.J. Kimberley Wiegand, the mother of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on the cruise ship in Puerto Rico, told NBC’s “Today” show Monday, July 22, 2019 that her family will sue Royal Caribbean Cruises for “not having a safer situation on the 11th floor of that cruise ship.” (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)
July 22, 2019 - 2:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There are "a million things" the cruise company could have done to prevent the death of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico, the toddler's mother said in an interview broadcast Monday. Speaking publicly for the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 1994 file photo, the bow door of the sunken passenger ferry M/S Estonia is lifted up from the bottom of the sea, off Uto Island, in the Baltic Sea, near Finland. A Paris court is set to adjudicate on a compensation claim related to the 1994 sinking of an Estonian ferry, which remains one Europe's deadliest maritime disasters. The court is set to rule Friday, July 19, 2019 on the claim from more than 1,000 survivors and relatives of victims. (Jaakko Aiikainen/Lehtikuva via AP, file)
July 19, 2019 - 9:41 am
PARIS (AP) — A Paris court rejected a compensation claim Friday related to the 1994 sinking of an Estonian ferry, which remains one of Europe's deadliest maritime disasters. The court ruled on the claim from more than 1,000 survivors and relatives of victims of the accident in which a car ferry...
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A sign appeals for witnesses at the scene of a crash on Thursday night involving two cars during a gathering of car enthusiasts in Stevenage, England, Friday July 19, 2019. Police have said at least 17 people were injured, some seriously, as two cars collided and went into the crowd of onlookers Thursday evening. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
July 19, 2019 - 5:15 am
LONDON (AP) — British police say 17 people have been injured in a crash at a "car cruise" event. Police said Friday that it appears there were no fatalities in the accident Thursday night. It happened at a gathering of car enthusiasts in Stevenage 32 miles (52 kilometers) north of London. Organizer...
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July 19, 2019 - 3:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities say three people have been killed in a small airplane crash in the Alps near the German border. Austrian police told the dpa news agency Friday that the identity of those killed in the Thursday evening crash was still not clear. The plane went down at about 5:30 p...
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows an Eagle class patrol boat built during World War I. It is similar to the USS Eagle PE-56, which exploded and sank off Cape Elizabeth, Maine, on April 23, 1945, killing most of its crew in New England's worst naval disaster during World War II. The Navy determined in 2001 that it had been sunk by a German submarine. On Monday, July 15, 2019, Garry Kozak, a specialist in undersea searches, announced that Ryan King, a New Hampshire diver, used sonar data to locate the vessel's bow and stern about three miles off Cape Elizabeth in June 2018. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, File)
July 18, 2019 - 6:15 pm
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — A private dive team has located the last U.S. Navy warship to be sunk by a German submarine in World War II, just a few miles (kilometers) off the coast of Maine. The sinking of the USS Eagle PE-56 on April 23, 1945, was originally blamed on a boiler explosion. But the...
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