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Software behind self-driving Uber crash didn't recognize jaywalkers

Nov 06, 2019 - 3:58 PM

The woman had been crossing the street 'at a location without a crosswalk; the system design did not include a consideration for jaywalking pedestrians,' the US National Transportation Safety Board says

UBER CRASH. Dashcam footage from the Uber vehicle shows the biker being lit up from the feet up by the self-driving vehicle moments before impact. Image from Twitter video @TempePolice.

Boeing 737 MAX flight control system key factor in Lion Air crash

Oct 23, 2019 - 6:49 PM

Grieving relatives express anger that investigators were not planning to blame Boeing or Lion Air for the disaster in their final crash report, expected Friday

LION AIR CRASH MEETING. Family members of Lion Air flight 610 victims, which crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff killing all 189 on board, register for a meeting with Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee in Jakarta on October 23, 2019. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Derailed U.S. train was going 80 mph in 30 mph zone – transport authority

Dec 19, 2017 - 4:48 PM

Information obtained from the front locomotive's data recorder, which has been more difficult to access, would potentially lend more insight into the train's exact speed

AFTERMATH. Work crews survey the scene of an Amtrak train derailment on December 18, 2017 in DuPont, Washington. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP

LTFRB chief: Bus in Tanay crash already 29 years old

Mar 14, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The law mandates that buses in operation for more than 15 years must be phased out

TRANSPORT SAFETY HEARING. Committee on Public Services conducts hearing on Tanay bus crash which killed 15 people,  mostly college students. Photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

Experts 'highly confident' MH370 not in search zone

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:25 AM

Australian and international experts conclude the plane is not where they have been looking for more than two years

A handout photo taken on April 16, 2014, and released on April 17, 2014, shows Scott Woodard (L) and Craig Turner (R) from Phoenix International monitoring the Artemis' depth and speed as the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle scans the ocean floor for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. MC1 Peter Blair/Australian Defence/AFP

One ship left in MH370 underwater search

Dec 07, 2016 - 5:14 PM

The Fugro Equator one of 4 vessels involved in the search remains in the 120 000 square kilometer 46 000 square mile zone where investigators believe the Malaysia Airlines jet went down

FUGRO EQUATOR. An undated handout photo obtained on September 29, 2014, shows the Australian-contracted survey ship M/V Fugro Equator. File photo by FUGRO / AFP

Fed-up MH370 relatives head to Madagascar

Dec 03, 2016 - 5:26 PM

It has fallen into our hands to take on this search upon ourselves says Grace Nathan a Malaysian attorney who lost her mother on the flight

HOPE. Grace Nathan (C), whose mother Anne Daisy was onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, addresses the media prior to departing for Madagascar from Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on December 3, 2016. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana /AFP

MH370 plunged rapidly, not ready for landing – new report

Nov 02, 2016 - 2:20 PM

UPDATED The report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau finds the plane s final satellite communications were consistent with the aircraft being in a high and increasing rate of descent when it vanished

Malaysia Airlines planes are seen at departure gates at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 8, 2015. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

MH370 'debris' handed to Australian agency

Sep 12, 2016 - 8:02 PM

An American amateur investigator hands possible debris from missing flight MH370 to Australian officials

A Malaysia Airlines logo is pictured at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 8, 2015. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysia-bound AirAsia X plane ends up in Melbourne

Sep 07, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Safety officials say the incident occurred March 10 of last year with air traffic controllers on alert after the plane began flying in the wrong direction

AIRASIA. An AirAsia budget airline passenger jet flies over Singapore on September 2, 2016. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Tanzania debris to be checked for MH370 link – Australia

Jun 24, 2016 - 3:15 PM

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is seeking further information on the debris to ascertain whether it was from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 MH370 says Australia s Transport Minister Darren Chester

SEARCH CONTINUES. Balloons with MH370 written on them during a remembrance ceremony to mark the second anniversary of the plane's disappearance, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 06 March 2016. File photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA

Debris found in Australia ruled out as being from MH370

Jun 22, 2016 - 5:58 PM

Two other pieces of debris found around the same time on the Madagascan island of Nosy Boraha are still being examined

SEARCHING FOR MH370. An undated and unplaced handout photo obtained from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) on December 3, 2015, shows Havila Harmony, one of three ships scouring the southern Indian Ocean for the remains of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. File photo by AFP /FUGRO /ATSB

New debris images examined by MH370 search team

Jun 10, 2016 - 10:30 AM

So far 8 pieces of debris excluding the most recent finds have been discovered thousands of kilometers from the current search zone far off the west Australian coast

MH370. A file picture dated March 6, 2015 shows a man in front of a Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 mural painting at Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. File photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA

Wild weather delays completion of MH370 search

Jun 08, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Australia which is leading the search also warns that weather conditions may worsen further in the coming months

epa05200237 A candelight is seen against a commemorative placard for the missing passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 , outside a church at Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, 08 March 2016. Malaysia has not given up on finding the remains of missing flight MH370 within the current search remit, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on 08 March 2016, on the second anniversary of the flight's disappearance. Relatives of those on board have expressed concern that authorities might call off the search before the wreck and their loved ones' remains are located. The most extensive search in aviation history has failed to locate Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing on 08 March 2014 while en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China, with 239 passengers and crew on board. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing on 08 March 2014 while en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China, with 239 passengers and crew on board. Its search is the most expensive and expansive in aviation history. EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

MH370 kin 'gravely concerned' at impending end of search

May 23, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Many family members still suspect a cover up in the mystery and have repeatedly called for the most expensive search operation in history to continue until something is found

GRIEVING. Two relatives of passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cry as they arrive at the Yonghegong Lama Temple for prayers, in Beijing, China, March 8, 2015. Photo by Rolex dela Pena/EPA

Search for MH370 likely to end by August

May 20, 2016 - 1:15 PM

The search zone has so far yielded no clues as to what happened aboard MH370 a scheduled flight that disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most enduring mysteries in aviation history

UNTIL AUGUST. A file picture dated March  6, 2016 shows a woman writing messages for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on a banner during a remembrance ceremony to mark the second anniversary of the plane's disappearance, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. File photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA

More debris 'almost certainly' from MH370 – Australia

May 12, 2016 - 11:19 AM

UPDATED Five pieces of debris are now identified as either definitely or probably from the ill fated plane

MH370. A file picture dated 06 March 2016 shows a woman writing messages for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on a banner during a remembrance ceremony to mark the second anniversary of the plane's disappearance, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. File photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA

UN agency bans lithium-ion battery cargo on passenger planes

Feb 23, 2016 - 10:27 AM

The International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO says the temporary measure will last until it adopts new packaging standards in 2018

Bags sit on a carousel in the Southwest baggage claim area at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, August 15, 2015 in Linthicum, Maryland. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Crash between train and bus kills 17 in Indonesia

Dec 06, 2015 - 8:28 PM

The dead were all from the bus while no one on the train was hurt during the accident

TABRAKAN KRL DENGAN METROMINIPetugas mengevakuasi metromini yang tertabrak rangkaian KRL di perlintasan Stasiun Angke, Jakarta, Minggu, 6 Desember. Foto oleh Rivan Awal Lingga/Antara

Indonesia inspects Airbus planes after AirAsia crash probe

Dec 03, 2015 - 8:06 PM

To prevent similar accidents the transport ministry said 18 officials would conduct inspections on the 75 Airbus A320s registered in Indonesia

DEBRIS. A foreign investigator inspects debris from the AirAsia QZ8501 aircraft tail during the recovery mission at Panglima Utar Kumai Harbour in Kumai, Central Borneo, Indonesia, 12 January 2015. EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

US finds wreckage believed to be missing freighter El Faro

Nov 01, 2015 - 10:31 AM

El Faro was en route from Florida to Puerto Rico on October 1 when it was caught in a ferocious storm in the Bahamas

FOUND. In a video frame grab released 05 October 2015, a heavily damaged life boat from the cargo ship El Faro is seen in video released by the US Coast Guard during search operation in the Caribbean Ocean, 04 October 2015. EPA/US COAST GUARD / HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Wing part arrives in France as MH370 link investigated

Aug 01, 2015 - 2:05 PM

UPDATED Experts will begin their analysis on August 5 If confirmed the discovery would mark the first breakthrough in a case that has baffled aviation experts for 16 months

MISSING PLANE. A picture made available July 30, 2015 shows officers carrying pieces of debris from an unidentified aircraft apparently washed ashore in Saint-Andre de la Reunion, eastern La Reunion island, France, July 29. File photo by Raymond Wae Tion/EPA

Rocks thrown at cars: Who is responsible?

Jul 23, 2015 - 3:47 PM

A woman s car is damaged after someone throws a rock at it on C5 But are the young offenders really to blame?

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3 dead after plane crashes, setting US home ablaze

Jun 29, 2015 - 2:12 PM

The plane crash occurs around 6pm 2200 GMT at a private residence in the town of Plainville Massachusetts some 35 miles 56 kilometers southwest of Boston

8th victim found dead after US train crash, as probe deepens

May 15, 2015 - 10:27 AM

All 243 people aboard the train – which ran off the rails late Tuesday leaving some cars overturned and reducing others to twisted heaps of metal and debris – are now accounted for officials say

DERAILED. The remains of an Amtrak train that derailed on its way from Washington, DC to New York City are seen from a helicopter just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 13 May 2015. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo / Alternative Crop / EPA

Experts say technology could have averted US train derailment

May 15, 2015 - 12:25 AM

Lawmakers and experts say this week s deadly train derailment in Philadelphia could have been averted if technology that has been available for years had been installed

DERAILED. The remains of an Amtrak train that derailed on its way from Washington, DC to New York City are seen from a helicopter just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 13 May 2015. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo / Alternative Crop / EPA

Laurence Cua: Technology can improve living standards

Apr 25, 2015 - 4:04 PM

Industries that operate on imperfect information are the ones that can be dramatically improved by technology says Laurence Cua

Technology can not only help improve our standards of living, but is a key avenue for Filipinos to be a meaningful part of the global economy.

Australia PM suggests MH370 search could be scaled back

Mar 05, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Abbott: I can t promise that the search will go on at this intensity forever but we will continue our very best efforts to resolve this mystery and provide some answers

Young passengers take a picture of Malayisa Airline aircraft using their mobile phone at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 08 September 2014. Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Shipping containers but no MH370 debris in underwater hunt – Australia

Mar 03, 2015 - 2:44 PM

Chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau ATSB Martin Dolan says they had found nothing resembling debris from the Malaysia Airlines jet

A picture made available on 30 March 2014 shows Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion Co-pilot Brett McKenzie looking out the flight deck for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean, 29 March 2014. Jason Reed/Pool/EPA

New York rail safety in spotlight after deadly crash

Feb 05, 2015 - 11:04 AM

Investigators begin sifting through the evidence and part of the Metro North Harlem line is been suspended until further notice

EMERGENCY. First responders work at the scene of a train accident on February 3, 2015 in Valhalla, New York.

10 months on, Australia confident of finding MH370

Jan 16, 2015 - 4:38 PM

In this 60 000 square kilometers it s very likely we will find the aircraft but we don t know exactly where

LOOKING FOR MH370. This handout photo taken on April 1, 2014 by Australian Defence shows HMAS Toowoomba (bottom) conducting a replenishment at sea with HMAS Success (top) during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Photo from AFP/ Australian Defence/ Abis Chris Beerens

Missing AirAsia plane caps disastrous 2014 for aviation

Dec 30, 2014 - 12:54 PM

2014 was a disastrous year for aviation – with the disappearance of MH370 the shooting down of MH17 crashes of 2 separate planes and now the disappearance of an AirAsia jet

WAITING. A relative holds up a phone showing a photo that was allegedly taken and sent before by the person in the photo before boarding the missing Malaysian carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501 in Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Photo by Aman/AFP

Asiana service to San Francisco suspended for 45 days

Nov 14, 2014 - 3:30 PM

Asiana says it will appeal the decision citing the inconvenience for passengers booking the once a day service between Incheon and San Francisco

ASIANA CRASH. An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is seen on the runway at San Francisco International Airport after crash landing on July 6, 2013. File Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Families furious over report MH370 to be declared 'lost'

Nov 11, 2014 - 2:45 PM

Both Malaysia Airlines and officials in Australia deny the reported comments by the carrier s commercial director Hugh Dunleavy

VAST SEA. A picture made available on 30 March 2014 shows a view of the Indian Ocean taken from a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion aircraft searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, over the southern Indian Ocean, 29 March 2014. Jason Reed/Pool/EPA

Virgin Galactic could resume test flights in 6 months

Nov 08, 2014 - 2:56 PM

The US National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident which has called into question Virgin chief Richard Branson s dream of tourist flights to the edge of space

CRASH SITE. An National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) team surveys a tail section from the crashed Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo near Cantil, California, on November 01, 2014. Josh Edelson/AFP

Lever under scrutiny in Virgin spaceship disaster

Nov 04, 2014 - 10:05 AM

Investigators point out that a lock unlock lever used to activate a process in SpaceShipTwo s tail section – typically to slow it for re entry into the Earth s atmosphere – had been moved by the co pilot

CRASH SITE. An National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) team surveys a tail section from the crashed Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo near Cantil, California, on November 01, 2014. Josh Edelson/AFP

Probe of US spaceship crash may take a year

Nov 02, 2014 - 4:52 PM

Debris from the SpaceShipTwo rocket crash was strewn over an area 5 miles 8 kilometers long indicating a likely in flight breakup

CRASH SITE. An National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) team surveys a tail section from the crashed Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo near Cantil, California, on November 01, 2014. Josh Edelson/AFP

Pilot dead as Virgin spaceship crashes in US desert

Nov 01, 2014 - 9:27 AM

Space is hard and today was a tough day says Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides

'SETBACK' FOR SPACE TOURISM. Debris from the crash site of the Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two rests in the Mojave desert, some 30 miles north of Mojave, California, USA, October 31, 2014. Spaceship Two crashed during a test flight killing the co-pilot and seriously injuring the pilot. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

Malaysia's defense minister hopeful MH370 will be found

Oct 22, 2014 - 5:02 PM

We must continue to hope because sometimes hope is all we have We will find MH370

Malaysian defense minister Hishammuddin Hussein stands near the underwater probe on board the Malaysian contracted vehicle, GO Phoenix, docked at Fremantle Port near Perth, Australia, 22 October 2014. Sarah Motherwell/EPA

No sign yet of MH370 in first update of underwater search

Oct 15, 2014 - 2:29 PM

A second ship the Fugro Discovery is conducting sea trials and is expected to join the search mid next week in the second most likely area

VAST SEA. A picture made available on 30 March 2014 shows a view of the Indian Ocean taken from a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion aircraft searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, over the southern Indian Ocean, 29 March 2014. Jason Reed/Pool/EPA

Australia shifts MH370 search zone further south

Oct 08, 2014 - 3:44 PM

The latest analyses indicates that the underwater search should be prioritized further south within the wide search area for the next phase of the search

Three-dimensional models of the sea floor terrain which have been developed from high resolution (90 meter grid) bathymetric data from the survey in the southern part of the Indian Ocean, where the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 resumed on 06 October 2014. Australia Joint Joint Agency Coordination Centre/EPA/Handout

Next phase of underwater MH370 search begins

Oct 06, 2014 - 9:41 AM

UPDATED Australian authorities have said they are cautiously optimistic that the plane will be located in the refined search zone although they have said the process could take up to a year

In this photo taken from a Royal New Zealand Airforce (RNZAF) P-3K2-Orion aircraft, co-pilot and Squadron Leader Brett McKenzie helps to look for objects during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, off Perth, Australia, April 13, 2014. Greg Wood/Pool/AFP

LTFRB to require GPS for buses

Sep 09, 2014 - 6:50 PM

The board will soon issue a memorandum circular that requires bus companies to install GPS devices on their units

File photo by Rappler

WHO: 'Vital' to resume flights to Ebola-hit countries

Aug 28, 2014 - 9:41 PM

WHO has declared Ebola an international health emergency but has insisted repeatedly that trade and travel restrictions are not the answer

Dutch firm to conduct MH370 underwater search

Aug 06, 2014 - 12:17 PM

The underwater search will aim to locate the aircraft and any evidence such as debris and flight recorders to assist the Malaysian investigation team on the disappearance of MH370

WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY. A picture made available on 30 March 2014 shows a view of the Indian Ocean taken from a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion aircraft searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, over the southern Indian Ocean, 29 March 2014. Jason Reed/Pool/EPA

100 days on, thousands mourn Sewol ferry victims

Jul 24, 2014 - 10:09 PM

Thousands gather to mourn the sea tragedy that claimed around 300 lives

Relatives and other people hold a candlelight vigil for the victims and missing persons of the sunken Sewol ferry at Jindo-port on Jindo Island in the southwestern province of South Jeolla, South Korea, 23 July 2014, 100 days after the disaster. EPA/Kim Chul-Soo

After MH17 tragedy, Australia assures search for MH370 goes on

Jul 23, 2014 - 3:28 PM

Australia leads the multinational search for MH370 which disappeared on March 8 carrying 239 people and is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean

SEARCHING. A handout picture shows Leading Seaman, Boatswain's Mate, William Sharkey searching for debris in the Southern Indian Ocean on April 6, 2014. Australian Defense Department/EPA

US probing 360,000 Nissan cars for unintended speeding

Jun 29, 2014 - 11:28 AM

There are 4 reports that floormats kept a driver s shoe from deaccelerating as intended according to the US National Highway Transportation Safety Administration

VERSA. Image of the Nissan Versa from Nissan USA website.

Asiana crash pilots didn't understand systems: hearing

Jun 24, 2014 - 11:54 PM

The National Transportation Safety Board says pilots of a South Korean airliner that crashed in San Francisco last year depended too much on automated systems they didn t understand

CRASH. An investigator walks next to the tail section of Asiana Airlines flight 214 as it sits on runway 28L at San Francisco International Airport on July 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Australia probes possible MH370 witness account

Jun 04, 2014 - 4:06 PM

A British yachtswoman claims she saw MH370 on fire on the night of the disappearance of MH370

SEARCHING. A handout picture shows Leading Seaman, Boatswain's Mate, William Sharkey searching for debris in the Southern Indian Ocean on April 6, 2014. Australian Defense Department/EPA