April 1, 2006
Officials investigating plane crash The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the cause of a plane crash Thursday afternoon in the Angeles National Forest that left one dead. The pilot of the single-engine plane en route to Las Vegas was the only person aboard the four-passenger Rockwell International Commander when it went down in dense forest near the Arroyo Trail, about three miles north of La Cañada Flintridge, at about 3 p.m. According to the Federal Aviation Administration's website, the plane, manufactured in 1977, was registered to John G. Rice of Las Vegas.
April 23, 2010
Federal safety officials on Friday opened an investigation into the near-collision of a commercial jetliner and a small private plane at the intersection of two runways at Bob Hope Airport. The National Transportation Safety Board said in an advisory that a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 carrying 124 passengers and crew from Oakland came within 200 feet of the Cessna 172 while landing on Runway 8 of the airport. The private plane about 11 a.m. Monday was executing a “touch and go,” a practice maneuver in which an aircraft lands briefly on the runway before accelerating and becoming airborne again.
August 4, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK -- Airport officials had little to say Thursday about the firing of the two Southwest Airlines pilots who were at the controls of the 737 jetliner that skidded off the east-west runway in March. Airline officials said they could not reveal details about the firings until the completion of a National Transportation Safety Board investigation, which they said will pinpoint the cause of the crash. The NTSB investigation would answer the important questions about why the jet left the 6,032-foot runway, plowed through a perimeter fence and stopped in the middle of Hollywood Way just short of a gas station, officials said.
October 9, 2008
Senate committee briefed on progress State senators were briefed Wednesday on the legislative response to the deadly Sept. 12 Metrolink crash in Chatsworth that killed 25 people, including one worker in Glendale and three in Burbank. The state Transportation and Housing Committee heard an informational report in Sacramento, just two days before Metrolink?s board of directors is due to hold a special meeting on progress made so far on implementing short-term safety enhancements, such as adding a second engineer to all passenger trains.
October 14, 2006
BURBANK — A private twin-engine plane carrying seven passengers, including Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez, overshot a runway at the Bob Hope Airport on Friday, coming to a halt using the airport’s to emergency stoppage system. The pilot overran the airport’s east-west runway while attempting to land at about 11:35 a.m., airport spokesman Victor Gill said. Missing the landing strip, the plane was caught in the Engineered Material Arresting System, which is, roughly, the aeronautic equivalent of a runaway truck ramp on a freeway.
September 19, 2008
What caused a devastating crash of a Metrolink and freight train in Chatsworth last Friday remains unclear, though the National Transportation Safety Board is looking closely at the Metrolink engineer, Robert Sanchez, 46, of La Crescenta, who died at the scene. NTSB is investigating claims by two teen train enthusiasts that they were texting Sanchez at about the time the collision happened. This information, coupled with test results indicating that neither the signal lights nor the tracks were faulty, raises concerns that Sanchez was distracted while operating the Metrolink train, thereby missing key signals that another train was approaching.
June 20, 2005
Mark R. Madler Federal authorities are investigating the circumstances that caused the crash-landing of a small private plane late Friday night on a freeway in Pasadena. A female student pilot and male flight instructor suffered slight injuries when the single-engine Bonanza 35 V flipped over on the Ventura (134) Freeway at San Rafael Avenue at about 11 p.m., said Lisa Derderian, spokeswoman for the Pasadena Fire Department. "They are extremely lucky traffic was light at that hour," Derderian said.
September 11, 2012
Metrolink on Monday previewed a pioneering, $200-million crash prevention project for a top federal safety official, who expressed concern about railroad industry efforts to postpone deadlines for installing the sophisticated train safety system in other parts of the country. Deborah A.P. Hersman, chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board , viewed a locomotive and a rail car equipped with positive train control technology and testing gear at a downtown Metrolink rail yard.
May 22, 2012
Crews have restored power to hundreds of customers in the North Glendale neighborhood where a small plane crashed Monday night, a city spokesman said. The plane took out three power poles when it crashed shortly after 8 p.m. in the 1200 block of Glenwood Road. The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the single-engine Cessna, was treated for his injuries and has since been released. The outage initally affected more than 2,000 customers. Streets are also starting to reopen.