National Transportation Safety Board
BISMARCK, N.D. — Oil industry representatives are pushing back against tougher rules for rail cars carrying crude despite a string of fiery accidents and insisting that oil shipped by train from the Northern Plains is no more dangerous than some other cargoes.
Federal officials said "severe clear air turbulence" is suspected to have injured nearly a dozen people on a Feb. 17 Denver-to-Billings flight, after which five people were taken to the hospital.
Railroads that haul volatile crude shipments have reached an agreement with U.S. transportation officials to adopt wide-ranging, voluntary safety measures after a string of explosive and deadly accidents.
A United Airlines flight from Denver to Billings that was buffeted by severe turbulence that left five people injured Monday is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Federal investigators have determined that 400,000 gallons of oil was lost last month when a train derailed and caught fire in North Dakota, according to a report released Monday.
FARGO, N.D. — The 911 dispatch recordings from the fiery Dec. 30 train derailment west of Casselton show initial confusion about whether the burning cargo on board was crude oil or ethanol.
CASSELTON, N.D. — A fiery oil train derailment's near-miss of this small North Dakota town had its mayor angrily calling for federal officials to do more to guarantee the safety of the nation's growing shipment of oil by rail.
Engines that don’t start unless occupants’ seat belts are buckled.
KALISPELL — A Kalispell man escaped injury when his experimental airplane made a hard landing shortly after taking off from the Kalispell City Airport.
A preliminary report on a fatal Montana plane crash suggests the accident happened after the pilot overflew his approach to a runway and tried to compensate by turning more sharply.
THOMPSON FALLS — The pilot who was killed in a helicopter crash 10 miles southwest of Thompson Falls Saturday has been identified as 35-year-old Todd Hanawalt of Bozeman.
CORTEZ, Colo. — Investigators say a Montana-based helicopter that crashed in Colorado, killing the pilot, was carrying a load suspended from a cable, and the load struck the ground just before the aircraft plummeted to earth.
A Billings man died on Tuesday morning when the helicopter he was piloting crashed in southwestern Colorado.
The National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate a plane crash near Fort Smith on July 2 that injured two people, a spokeswoman for the agency said Friday.
An airplane carrying two people crashed Tuesday morning near Fort Smith on the Crow Indian Reservation. At least one person was taken by helicopter to a hospital.
CHEYENNE — The National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation for states to lower their blood-alcohol limit for drunken drivers is getting mixed reviews in Wyoming.
The production of oil in the Bakken formation and similar places is powering our country’s march toward energy independence and is reshaping our national energy debate.
Federal authorities continue to investigate a Saturday helicopter crash near Shepherd that killed its pilot and lone occupant.
Darin Ray Brown, the Acton-area pilot who died Saturday in an airplane crash near Wolf Point, was a father of five and a Broadview School District trustee.
Authorities have identified the pilot killed in a Saturday airplane crash in northern McCone County as Darin Ray Brown, 38, and are now working to figure out what happened.