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Senator Charles Schumer and Rep. Paul Tonko speak with a family member of a victim of the Schoharie limo tragedy
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The National Transportation Safety Board has finalized its report on the limousine crash in Schoharie that killed 20 people two years ago, but a package of federal limousine safety reforms remains stalled in Congress. 

The limo involved in the 2018 crash in Schoharie, NY.
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The National Transportation Safety Board voted unanimously today to finalize the agency’s investigation into the stretch limousine crash in Schoharie, New York that killed 20 people in October 2018.

State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Senator James Seward, and Assemblyman Chris Tague listen to Schoharie residents
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Schoharie residents came together Thursday night to share their thoughts on the intersection where the fatal 2018 limousine accident occurred. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports that the comments will be shared with the New York State Department of Transportation.

Courtesy of LaGrange Fire Department via New York State Police

A small plane crashed into a house near Poughkeepsie over the weekend, causing a massive fire and leaving the pilot and one of the residents dead. Now, there is a fundraiser for the displaced family, and Dutchess County officials are helping a number of those involved address trauma.

NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt
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Federal investigators will be able to perform a hands-on inspection of a limousine that crashed in New York state and killed 20 people within the next two weeks under a court agreement.

Those gathered at the Amsterdam vigil heard words of scripture from the Reverend Kent McHeard.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

It was a stunning tragedy with ripple effects across the Capital Region: the death of 20 people in a limo crash in Schoharie in October. It may be the biggest area news story of the year.

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A criminal case is preventing federal safety officials from conducting a full examination of the limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago in upstate New York.

A pilot found dead after a small-plane crash in Vermont has been identified as an 89-year-old Massachusetts man who had been flying planes his entire life.

Rail tracks
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The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded that the cause of a 2015 Amtrak train derailment in Vermont was debris on the tracks from a rock slide.

Two NY Congressional Reps Call On NTSB To Push PTC

May 24, 2017
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Following what was called a minor Metro-North commuter train derailment in Westchester County last week, two New York congressional representatives have written to the head of the National Transportation Safety Board.

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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the National Transportation Safety Board to launch an in-depth investigation of small-plane crashes.

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Five U.S. senators are urging President Obama to fill the vacant National Transportation Safety Board seat with a candidate who has a strong background in rail safety. Wednesday’s letter came on the first anniversary of the fatal Metro-North crash at a rail crossing in Valhalla, in Westchester County.

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The National Transportation Safety Board has agreed to investigate some limousine accidents, something it has rarely done.

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Federal investigators expect to issue a preliminary report this month on the fiery collision between a commuter train and an SUV in New York’s Westchester County that killed six.

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Preliminary investigation findings indicate an SUV was in the danger zone inside railroad crossing gates for about 30 seconds before a Metro-North commuter train crashed into it, killing the driver and five train passengers.

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U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Richard Blumenthal are calling for a thorough, yet quick investigation into the Metro-North Railroad crash Tuesday in Westchester County. It involved a train hitting a vehicle on the tracks, killing five passengers and the vehicle’s driver. Fifteen others were injured.

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What is being called the deadliest accident in Metro-North Railroad history has claimed six lives and injured some 15 others. The accident Tuesday evening in Westchester County involved a commuter train on the Harlem line and an SUV. A warning to our listeners: WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne’s report contains some disturbing descriptions.

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations To Metro-North

Feb 19, 2014
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A federal agency has issued safety recommendations following December’s fatal Metro-North commuter train derailment in the Bronx. The recommendations come in the form of a letter to Metro-North’s president.

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A New York congressman is introducing legislation to help railroads invest in technology that the NTSB says could have prevented Sunday’s fatal Metro-North derailment in the Bronx.  

As National Transportation Safety Board investigators piece together information from Sunday’s Metro-North Hudson Line derailment in the Bronx, some data have already emerged. Here’s the NTSB’s Earl Weener during a press conference Monday.

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Federal investigators have recovered a second data recorder at the crash site of Sunday’s Metro-North commuter train derailment in the Bronx. While the public awaits answers about what caused the fatal derailment, a few experts are weighing in about other aspects of the disaster.

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CRAGSMORE – A woman, who was flying a Piper P-28 single-engine plane from Resnick Airport near Ellenville to Orange County Airport in Montgomery, made a controlled crash in Cragsmoor shortly after 11 a.m. on Thursday.

State Police said the pilot, Kimberly Striefler, 23, of Greenville, was alone on the plane. She was located walking down a path in a heavily wooded area.

Striefler told police she was attempting to cross over the mountain when she made the controlled landing. She suffered minor injuries and was treated at Ellenville Regional Hospital.