Crashed Boeing jets lacked key safety features that were add-ons

Boeing jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia lacked two safety features in their cockpits because the company charged extra to install them.

  • Boeing jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia lacked two safety features in their cockpits because the company charged extra to install them.
  • The features could have helped the pilots detect erroneous readings, which some experts believe might be connected to the planes’ failures, The New York Times reports.
  • Boeing will now make the disagree light free of charge on all new 737 Max planes, the paper said.

Source: Crashed Boeing jets lacked key safety features that were add-ons

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One woman killed, several injured after multi-vehicle crash on Parkway West

The crash happened Tuesday afternoon, and eastbound lanes were shut down for several hours.

The crash happened between Exit 65 – PA 50 West/Carnegie and Exit 67 – PA 121/Green Tree.

Pennsylvania State Police said 18-year-old Aaron Huchison was speeding down the road and started the crash. Police said Huchison fled on foot from the car that had another young man and two other women inside of it. He was taken to the hospital.

Police said that when the crash happened a woman was ejected from the vehicle and taken to the hospital where she later died.

Source: One woman killed, several injured after multi-vehicle crash on Parkway West

UPDATE: Two dead, more injured after charter bus carrying 57 crashes on I-95 | Crime, Police & Fire | richmond.com

Two people are dead after a commercial bus carrying 57 people crashed in Prince George County on Tuesday morning.

The crash occurred when a Tao’s Travel Inc. bus overturned at a ramp for Exit 45. The bus was headed north on I-95 when it attempted to take the exit ramp, the state police said.

The vehicle ran off the left side of the ramp and overturned. The bus’s route began in Florida with a final destination of New York.

Source: UPDATE: Two dead, more injured after charter bus carrying 57 crashes on I-95 | Crime, Police & Fire | richmond.com

2 killed in head-on crash on Turnpike in Beaver County

Two people were killed in a head-on crash late Saturday night in Beaver County near the Ohio state line, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police say 76-year-old William Paxton of Pittsburgh was driving the wrong way on the turnpike between the Ohio State Line and New Castle. He was traveling east in the westbound lanes for eight miles before he collided into the second car around 11:45 p.m.

36-year-old Andrew Sworan from Chagrin Falls, Ohio was in the car Paxton crashed into. Both Paxton and Sworan were pronounced dead at the scene.

Source: 2 killed in head-on crash on Turnpike in Beaver County

SOUTH SIDE HIT AND RUN: Man arrested after hitting cars, fleeing on South Side | WPXI

A man was arrested after hitting two cars in the South Side early Saturday morning and then fleeing.

Police said initial investigations revealed that the driver, Kristopher Miller, 42, of West Virginia, struck one parked vehicle and one occupied vehicle and then drove the wrong way down 17th Street.

Police were able to stop Miller at East Carson and 14th streets and found four guns in his vehicle with no permit to carry, according to police. They also said he was visibly intoxicated.

Miller is charged with two counts of hit-and-run, reckless driving, driving under the influence, four counts of carrying a firearm without a license and multiple traffic violations.

Source: SOUTH SIDE HIT AND RUN: Man arrested after hitting cars, fleeing on South Side | WPXI

Experts begin examining Ethiopia jet cockpit recorder | Reuters

Experts say it is too soon to know what brought down the Boeing 737 MAX 8 on March 10, but aviation authorities worldwide have grounded Boeing’s 737 MAXs, as concerns over the plane caused the company’s share price to tumble.

A spokesman for the BEA agency said downloading the data from the recorder retrieved from wreckage was expected to take four to five hours. The BEA also issued a photo showing the recorder intact but dented by the impact of the plane’s crash into a field minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa.

Source: Experts begin examining Ethiopia jet cockpit recorder | Reuters

HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP CRASH: 4 people transported to hospital following crash in Westmoreland County | WPXI

Source: HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP CRASH: 4 people transported to hospital following crash in Westmoreland County | WPXI

Teenager Driver, Without Permit Or License, Plows Into Fayette Co. Pharmacy – CBS Pittsburgh

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SMITHFIELD BOROUGH, Pa. (KDKA) — A Fayette County pharmacy is a mess after a teenager driver, without a permit or license, plowed into the business while driving a pick-up truck.

The crash happened Monday afternoon at the Smithfield Pharmacy near the intersection of Main and Church Streets in Smithfield Borough.

The store sustained significant damage, but emergency officials said no one was injured.

Source: Teenager Driver, Without Permit Or License, Plows Into Fayette Co. Pharmacy – CBS Pittsburgh

2-Vehicle Crash Brings Pole Down On Banksville Road – CBS Pittsburgh

It happened just before 4:30 p.m. on Sunday in the inbound lanes of the road near Crane Avenue.

Allegheny County officials say two vehicles were involved in the crash. At least one vehicle rolled over, and a pole was knocked down onto the road.

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Pittsburgh (Beechview): 2-vehicle crash w/vehicle rollover knocking a pole onto the road – 1200 block of Banksville Road. The inbound lanes of Banksville Road are closed between Crane Ave and the I-376 on-ramp. Responders are at the scene.

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The inbound lanes of Banksville Road were closed between Crane Avenue and the I-376 on-ramp.

Source: 2-Vehicle Crash Brings Pole Down On Banksville Road – CBS Pittsburgh

NTSB team to help investigate Ethiopian Airlines crash | TheHill

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will send a team to assist in the investigation into the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet that killed all 157 people on board.

CNN reported that four people from the NTSB will travel to assist in the aftermath of the crash, though it’s unclear when they will go or what their role will be.

The NTSB did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill

Source: NTSB team to help investigate Ethiopian Airlines crash | TheHill

2 transported after Route 26 crash | WJAC

Two people were transported to the hospital Saturday evening after a vehicle crash. Two cars crashed on Route 26, also known as Raystown Road. Officials said there was a rollover and two people had to be extricated from their vehicle. According to the Saxton Volunteer Fire Company, when crews arrived, they went to work to stabilize the cars and remove the one car’s windshield and roof to free the occupants.

Source: 2 transported after Route 26 crash | WJAC

Police: At least five cars damaged in South Side hit-and-run; suspect turns himself in

CAR AFTER CAR STRUCK ON THE STREET. A HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER HAS SURRENDERED. CHARGES ARE PENDING. IT HAPPENED EIGHT SATURDAY ON THE CITY’S OUTSIDE. AT LEAST FIVE CARS WERE DAMAGED. THIS SAY THE SUSPECTS VEHICLE STRUCK ONE CAR AND PUSHED IT

Source: Police: At least five cars damaged in South Side hit-and-run; suspect turns himself in

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