NTSB

Hudson Line Derailment
8:22 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Blumenthal calls for expedited investigation into derailment

An Amtrak train, top, traveling on an unaffected track, passes a derailed Metro North commuter train, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York. Officials are standing on a curve in the tracks where the Metro North train derailed.
Credit AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is calling on federal officials to conduct an expedited investigation into Sunday's train derailment on Metro North's Hudson line, which killed 4 people and injured more than 60.

Blumenthal cited recent incidents that impacted Connecticut commuters on the New Haven Line in his call to action.

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Metro-North NTSB hearing
6:12 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Metro-North official testifies railroad behind in maintenance

NTSB Board members Deborah Hersman, Robert Sumwalt, and Christopher Hart listen to presentations during the NTSB investigative hearing into recent Metro-North accidents.
Credit NTSB website

A Metro-North Railroad official told federal regulators on Wednesday that the commuter line is behind schedule on some of its maintenance and has not updated certain standards in years.

On May 17 in Bridgeport, an eastbound train derailed and was struck by a westbound train, injuring 76 people. Eleven days later, a track worker was struck and killed by a train in West Haven.

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East Haven Plane Crash
9:20 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Some neighbors concerned about Tweed New Haven Airport

Tweed New Haven Airport
Credit Ebong Udoma

The deadly crash of a private plane into two East Haven homes earlier this month, killing two children in one home as well as the pilot and his son, is raising concerns from some residents of the neighborhood close to Tweed New Haven Regional Airport.


East Haven Plane Crash
10:32 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Latest on plane crash that killed four in East Haven, Conn.

NTSB senior air safety investigator Bob Gretz with emergency responders on the scene of Friday morning's crash of a Rockwell 960B airplane into a neighborhood in East Haven
Credit NTSB

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board have released more details about Friday's plane crash in East Haven, Connecticut. Two children, 13-year-old Sade Brantley, and 1-year-old Madisyn Mitchell, were killed in their home when the plane crashed into it. The plane's pilot, former Microsoft Executive Bill Henningsgaard, and his teenage son Maxwell also died in the crash.


East Haven Plane Crash
3:31 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Small plane crashes in East Haven residential neighborhood

Scene of the accident in East Haven, Connecticut.
Credit Ebong Udoma

At least three people are believed dead after a small plane crashed into two houses at about 11:20 am on Friday in East Haven, Connecticut. Two bodies have been located so far. Mayor Joseph Maturo says two children were inside one of the houses. He says their mother was with them and she escaped unharmed. Maturo says the children's ages were around 13 and 1. The other home was unoccupied. Governor Dannel Malloy says 1 to 3 people were on the plane.