While the facts are still emerging from the loss of MH17, it now appears highly unlikely that the missile crew intended to shoot down an airliner from a nonaligned country peacefully traversing Ukraine airspace. It is also clear from the earlier Malaysian Airlines MH370 disaster that a highly competent, independent, global accident investigation organization is now needed. Continue reading
New guns that won’t fire for anyone who hasn’t been authorized are on their way to the market. Proponents of these "smart" firearms say they can prevent accidental deaths, but gun rights activists say additional safety feature aren’t necessary. Ray Suarez reports on the new technology in the gun debate. Continue reading
How did two experienced pilots, flying on a clear day, end up crashing Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport? Hari Sreenivasan updates the investigation efforts and gets more detail and reaction from Andy Pasztor of The Wall Street Journal. Continue reading
The collapse of a bridge on Washington state’s Interstate-5 has refocused the nation’s attention on the state of its ailing transportation infrastructure. Gwen Ifill discusses the deficiencies and potential solutions with Casey Dinges of the American Society of Civil Engineers and infrastructure analyst Dan McNichol. Continue reading
A fire and resulting explosion at a fertilizer plant has ravaged the small Texas town of West. The massive blast, which occurred around 8 p.m. local time, left surrounding streets in ruins. Ray Suarez reports on the continuing search for survivors and the mounting toll of dead and wounded. Continue reading
Text messaging while driving has been found to increase the odds of a crash by 23 times. Now, lawmakers and transportation experts are trying to find a way to stop the dangerous practice. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading
A series of new studies and reports shows that drivers making a phone call or text messaging are more of a danger than previously thought.
As more details into Thursday’s emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 emerge, aviation experts praised pilot Chesley Sullenberger 3rd for his smooth handling of the airplane following its double engine loss. An aviation expert and a pilot discuss the extraordinary water landing. Continue reading