This round up pertains to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), including the board’s recommendation that Washington’s subway system immediately repair components connected to the third rail’s power supply, which were either missing or were incorrectly installed. The NTSB discovered the issue while investigating a January malfunction which filled a train with smoke. The malfunction killed one passenger and caused sickness to 80 others.
In other news, the NTSB issued a report Monday urging automotive manufactures to make forward collision avoidance systems standard in new cars. Also, a NTSB report found that the two pilots who were involved in a midair crash at Alaska’s Talkeetna Airport May 31 had been transmitting their locations on the same radio frequency. Several individuals were injured in the crash, though nobody was killed.
NTSB recommends immediate fix for Metro components
NTSB: Collision Avoidance Systems should be Standard in Cars
According to @NTSB, @wmata is not ensuring that #Metro electrical connections are installed properly. http://t.co/wYIp2txJpL
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner)
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