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4 years 5 months ago

FAA proposes new rules for helicopter safety

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing stricter flight rules for helicopters, including requiring all craft be equipped with an electronic system that warns of terrain or other obstacles. The proposals were released Thursday. The FAA says helicopter crashes are on the rise. In 2008, six accidents involving medical...

4 years 8 months ago

Toyota hit with another vehicle recall

Toyota is recalling 412,000 passenger cars, mostly the Avalon model, in the U.S. for steering problems in which three accidents have been reported, the automaker said Thursday. The 373,000 Avalons being recalled range from the 2000 model year through to 2004 and have improper casting of the steering lock...

4 years 11 months ago

I-70 closed by 40 car pile-up

I-70 is closed near Vail because of a 40-car pile-up in near-white-out conditions. At least six people were injured, one seriously, in the series of crashes. A bus has been sent from Vail to pick-up 25-35 drivers because their vehicles are so badly damaged that they're not drivable....

5 years 5 days ago

Attorneys sharpen tools to sue Toyota

Toyota faces a federal court hearing today on whether dozens of lawsuits over recent safety issues will be consolidated before a single judge. A panel of federal judges in San Diego will choose whether to combine more than 100 Toyota lawsuits and where to send them. Toyota has...

5 years 1 week ago

Honda recalls minivans and crossovers

Honda has recalled more than 400,000 vehicles because of a braking problem. The recall includes 2007 and 2008 Odyssey mini-vans and Element small trucks. Honda says their brakes could become soft and must be pressed closer to the floor to stop the vehicles. A spokesperson said if...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Avalanche, crashes kill 7 in Germany

Heavy snowfall in parts of Germany triggered a deadly avalanche and caused thousands of accidents, leaving at least seven people dead and dozens more injured, police said Sunday. Across the southern state of Bavaria, police registered more than 2,000 accidents over the weekend, German news agency DDP reported, with...

5 years 4 months ago

Chunk of ice crashes through roof of home

The Federal Aviation Administration is sending investigators to an eastern Colorado home to try to determine whether ice that crashed through the roof last weekend came from a plane. KMGH-TV in Denver reports that a basketball-sized chunk of ice crashed through the roof of a home in Brush and...

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