“VIDEO: Bad Train Car Axle Likely To Blame For Explosive 2013 Derailment In ND, Final NTSB Report Says”

CASSELTON, N.D. — In releasing a long-awaited investigation report, the National Transportation Safety Board said a defective axle that broke was the likely cause of a fiery 2013 collision between an oil train and a derailed grain train just outside Casselton. At an NTSB meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Washington, D.C., crash investigators said the … Continue reading “VIDEO: Bad Train Car Axle Likely To Blame For Explosive 2013 Derailment In ND, Final NTSB Report Says”

Another Train Collision in North Dakota Sets DOT 111 Oil Rail Cars Ablaze

A plume of smoke rises from scene of a derailed train near Casselton, North Dakota December 30, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Michael Vosburg/Forum News Service (Reuters) - A BNSF train carrying crude oil in North Dakota collided with another train on Monday setting off a series of explosions that left at least 10 cars ablaze, the latest … Continue reading Another Train Collision in North Dakota Sets DOT 111 Oil Rail Cars Ablaze

2 Dead After Cargo Jet Crashes Plane Goes Down Along Des Plaines River Near Chicago

A Lear Jet out of Michigan that was on approach to the Chicago Executive Airport in northwest suburban Wheeling crashed into the Des Plaines River Tuesday afternoon, killing the pilot and co-pilot. The two-engine cargo Lear Jet crashed on the west bank of the river north of Euclid Avenue and east of River Road, about … Continue reading 2 Dead After Cargo Jet Crashes Plane Goes Down Along Des Plaines River Near Chicago