Transportation accidents

A woman offers prayers at a memorial wall dedicated to the victim's of Monday's van attack, as Toronto's Yonge street re-opens, on Wednesday April 25, 2018. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 3:59 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Strangers in Canada's largest city shared hugs Thursday, and they shed tears together. And many wondered if diverse and cosmopolitan Toronto will be forever altered by a 25-year-old man's deadly rampage with a van along a crowded sidewalk. Hundreds of people have gathered shoulder-to...
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In this April 13, 2018, photo, a Southwest Airlines plane taxis at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Southwest Airlines Co. reports earns on Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
April 26, 2018 - 10:47 am
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says bookings are down since the fatal accident on one of its planes last week. The company said Thursday that it expects revenue per mile, which tracks average prices, will drop between 1 percent and 3 percent in the April-through-June quarter. It said that 1 to 2...
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FILE - This Sept. 22, 1993, file photo shows the wreckage of the Amtrak Sunset Limited train, north of Mobile, Ala. A barge hit a railroad bridge and minutes later the train hit the bent tracks and plunged into the bayou, killing 47 people and injuring more than 100 others. A string of crashes involving Amtrak trains is rekindling memories for survivors of the passenger service’s 1993 tragedy, its deadliest accident ever. (AP Photo/Mark Foley, File)
April 25, 2018 - 2:04 am
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — In the dark of night, three travelers advanced inexorably toward tragedy. Accompanied by her parents on her first train trip, 11-year-old Andrea Chancey couldn't sleep despite the steady rocking of the Amtrak coach. Aboard the same train after missing a flight, Ken Ivory lounged...
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A women fights back tears at a memorial along Yonge Street, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Toronto, the day after a driver drove a van down sidewalks, striking and killing numerous pedestrians in his path. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 9:33 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The latest on the incident in which a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk, killing and injuring people (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A crowd has gathered after nightfall in Toronto's North York community to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial to the victims of a van attack that...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2011 file photo, a Southwest Airlines plane sits in a remote area of the Yuma International Airport, after the plane had a section of fuselage tear from the plane during a flight in Yuma, Ariz. Over the years, the Dallas-based carrier has paid millions of dollars to settle safety violations, including multiple fines for flying planes that didn’t have required repairs. Twice in the last nine years, the roofs have peeled off Southwest planes during flight. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 24, 2018 - 9:53 am
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines runs its planes hard. They make many short hops and more trips per day than other U.S. airliners, which adds to wear and tear on parts, including the engines. As the investigation into last week's deadly engine failure continues, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly could face...
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A van with a damaged front-end sits idle on a sidewalk after the driver drove down a sidewalk crashing into a number of pedestrians in Toronto, Monday, April 23, 2018. The van apparently jumped a curb Monday in a busy intersection in Toronto and struck the pedestrians and fled the scene before it was found and the driver was taken into custody, Canadian police said. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 11:21 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The latest on the van striking pedestrians in Toronto (all times local): 11:20 p.m. The White House is offering its condolences to Canadians following the deadly rampage of a van down a Torotno sidewalk that killed 10 people and put 15 in the hospital. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee...
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A injured person is put into the back of an ambulance in Toronto after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into a crowd of pedestrians on Monday, April 23, 2018. The van apparently jumped a curb Monday in a busy intersection in Toronto and struck the pedestrians and fled the scene before it was found and the driver was taken into custody, Canadian police said. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 8:32 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The latest on the van striking pedestrians in Toronto (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Toronto's police chief says a 10th person has died after a rented van plowed into pedestrians along a sidewalk in Toronto. Fifteen people are reported in the hospital. Toronto Police Chief Mark...
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A police officer takes pictures of the scene as emergency services close Yonge Street in Toronto after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into a crowd of pedestrians on Monday, April 23, 2018. The van apparently jumped a curb Monday in a busy intersection in Toronto and struck the pedestrians and fled the scene before it was found and the driver was taken into custody, Canadian police said. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 4:26 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The latest on the van striking pedestrians in Toronto (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Canada's minister of public safety says it's too soon to say whether the crash of a van into pedestrians in Toronto is a case of international terrorism. Ralph Goodale tells reporters that police are...
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April 22, 2018 - 9:49 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the memorial service for woman who died after an in-flight accident on a Southwest Airlines (all times local): 7:30 p.m. New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez speaking at a memorial service for the Albuquerque woman who died after an in-flight accident on a...
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In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018 frame from video, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events and left a businesswoman hanging half outside a shattered window showed evidence of "metal fatigue," according to the National Transportation Safety Board. (NTSB via AP)
April 21, 2018 - 5:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency has tightened a nearly month-old directive ordering inspections of some fan blades in engines like those used on a Southwest Airlines jet involved in a fatal accident. A directive published by EASA late Friday called for inspections within 20 days...
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