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[By Steven Luo | 11 Jul 2013 | Comments Off]
A light aircraft passes over the fuselage of a wrecked Asiana Airlines 777 on landing at SFO Tuesday. (Steven Luo / CALIFORNIA BEAT)

The pilots of Asiana Airlines flight 214, which crashed at SFO Saturday morning, initially told cabin crew not to evacuate after the Boeing 777 slid to a stop, NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman told reporters Wednesday.

It was not until flight attendants farther back on the plane informed the flight crew of a fire outside the aircraft that the order to evacuate was given, resulting in a delay of 90 seconds between the plane stopping and the doors of the plane opening, Hersman said.

San Francisco, The Bay Area, Traffic & Transit »

[By Beat News Service | 6 Jul 2013 | Comments Off]
People watch and photograph the fuselage of a wrecked Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed on landing at San Francisco International Airport Saturday, July 6, 2013. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

(7/7) —  1030 UPDATE — SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. –

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 jet crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport just before 11:30 a.m. Saturday, killing two and injuring 182.

The plane — Asiana Flight 214, inbound from Incheon, South Korea — was attempting to land at the airport when it crashed and caught fire. The Boeing 777-200 was nearly full, carrying 291 passengers and 16 crew members.

The Bay Area »

[By Beat News Service | 11 Apr 2012 | Comments Off]

A 78 year-old woman was killed by a Union Pacific freight train in San Leandro Tuesday night after her daughter mistakenly drove their car down a set of railroad tracks, police reported Wednesday.

San Leandro Police said the 56 year-old daughter got out of the car and unsuccessfully tried freeing her elderly mother from the stuck 2011 Toyota Prius before an oncoming freight train rear-ended the car at the Williams Street railroad crossing near San Leandro Blvd. at 10:10 p.m.

Oakland, Traffic & Transit »

[By Beat News Service | 25 Jun 2011 | 3 Comments]
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(6/25) — 2229 PDT — LOVELOCK, Nev. — Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board said 28 people on board an Emeryville-bound Amtrak train were still unaccounted for after a semi-truck collided with several train cars Friday afternoon.

Six people were killed in the fiery accident, authorities said. 

San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By Beat News Service | 28 Apr 2011 | Comments Off]
Courtesy National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board has faulted a MUNI Metro operator for colliding his train into another stopped streetcar at the West Portal Station in 2009, injuring 48 people.

The Board released findings from a federal investigation into the July 18 rail accident, blaming the operator of the L-Taraval streetcar for switching his train from automatic to manual mode without approval from MUNI’s Central Control.

Oakland, Traffic & Transit »

[By California Beat | 8 Sep 2010 | Comments Off]
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(9/8) — 18:54 PDT — OAKLAND, CALIF. — A runaway dump truck collided with a dozen cars and injured four people at the Grand Avenue exit from eastbound Interstate 580 in Oakland’s Grand Lake District during the afternoon commute hour Wednesday.

Police said the driver of the dump truck reported that his brakes failed when he was exiting the freeway.

San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By California Beat | 28 Aug 2010 | Comments Off]

SAN FRANCISCO – Three major traffic incidents that involved MUNI vehicles left one man dead, several passengers injured and delayed service for hours in different parts of the city Saturday.

The first accident happened in Chinatown after a 8X-Bayshore Express bus collided with a 30-Stockton trolley coach near Stockton and Clay Streets at around 11:00 a.m., authorities said.

San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By California Beat | 22 Sep 2009 | Comments Off]

A MUNI bus being driven by an operator undergoing training wiped out a lightpole, parking meters and two trees before it slammed into the side of a building on Laguna Street between Post and Sutter Sts. in San Francisco Japantown Tuesday afternoon.

No one was injured in the crash, but traffic was snarled for hours as fire crews and MUNI officials blocked off Laguna Street to tow the disabled bus off the sidewalk where it came to a rest.

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Bus being towed away & crash scene

San Francisco »

[By California Beat | 13 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments]

There was an amazing – and potentially dangerous scene – atop Noe Valley in San Francisco Thursday when a moving truck careened down a steep hill and slammed straight into a building on the 900 block of Church Street.

The incident happened at around 11:30 a.m. leaving the moving truck crumpled into the home’s garage. Witnesses who saw the incredible crash were amazed and some said they didn’t even recognize that the moving truck was actually a truck.

PHOTOS AFTER THE JUMP:

Insight, San Francisco »

[By California Beat | 26 Jul 2009 | Comments Off]

The finger-pointing will almost certainly get fiercer in the days and weeks to come in the aftermath of last Saturday’s collision between two MUNI Metro streetcars at the West Portal Station. Four dozen people were injured in that incident — almost all of them were transported to area hospitals for evaluation.

But in the criticism that we have heard in the days following the incident, criticism levied against MUNI, the train operator, the protectionist transit workers union, and the problem-plagued Automatic Train Control technology that contributed to the great MUNI Metro Meltdown of October 1998, we haven’t seen much common sense reality in play.