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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | March 9, 2004
Federal investigators looking into Saturday's fatal capsizing of a water taxi on Baltimore's Inner Harbor are examining the design of the two-hulled Lady D and may study the safety record of similar pontoon boats nationally. Some other water taxi services - including those in Delaware, Chicago, Boston Harbor, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Vancouver, Canada - use larger, conventional-hulled boats, which some captains consider more stable in high winds and choppy waters than smaller boats with raised platforms atop pairs of torpedo-shaped floats.
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By Jonathan Bor and Tom Pelton and Jonathan Bor and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | July 31, 2001
The Johns Hopkins University is investigating a researcher who tested an experimental anti-cancer drug on patients in India without seeking the permission of an internal review board that considers the safety of human studies, a spokesman said yesterday. The experiment, which was conducted on 26 patients in 1999 and 2000, sought to determine whether a chemical derived from the creosote plant could stop the growth of oral cancer. Ru Chih C. Huang, a Hopkins biology professor, said yesterday that she did not submit her study to a Hopkins review board because it was approved by a similar panel at the Indian cancer center where the trial was performed.
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By Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | January 13, 1992
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- "Palm 90" probably wouldn't be remembered as one of the most horrifying air disasters if a handful of heroes had not saved a few survivors from the icy Potomac River.But this was real-life drama, a story of tragedy and triumph, captured on camera in the nation's capital.In turn, "Palm 90," the air traffic control code name for Air Florida's Flight 90, is still a vivid memory 10 years later for many across the country. It crashed Jan. 13, 1982, killing 78, including four on the ground.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 19, 1996
MIAMI -- Passengers' terrified shouts of "Fire! Fire! Fire!" echoed from the smoke-filled cabin as flames spread rapidly through a ValuJet airliner over the Florida Everglades in May, transcripts of cockpit recordings revealed yesterday."
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By Mark A. Steinand Eric Malnic and Mark A. Steinand Eric Malnic,Los Angeles Times | February 10, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- Trembling in shock and smoking a cigarette, Robin Lee Wascher sat in a Los Angeles airport control tower office after guiding two airliners onto the same runway and seeing them collide in a ball of flame."
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN and FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN,SUN REPORTER | March 4, 2006
The recent death of Capt. Paul J. Esbensen, 76, of Stevensville, who was a highly respected wreck investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board and a well-known port figure, recalled his role investigating the loss of the SS Poet more than two decades ago. He had spent 15 years as senior marine investigator for the NTSB before retiring in 1996. During his tenure with the NTSB, he investigated 25 major maritime accidents, including the Poet and the loss of the Pride of Baltimore.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2013
Years after a multimillion-dollar contract to replace the state's fleet of aged medevac helicopters caused controversy in Annapolis, two newly purchased aircraft arrived Tuesday at the aviation command of the Maryland State Police. Four more are expected to fly into the police facility at Martin State Airport in Middle River this week, state police said — behind initial schedules for the new fleet's arrival. The four remaining AW139 helicopters of the 10 purchased by the state for $121.7 million also will arrive soon, said Greg Shipley, a state police spokesman.
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By Frank Langfitt and Thomas W. Waldron and Frank Langfitt and Thomas W. Waldron,Staff Writers Staff writers James M. Coram, Mark Guidera, Ivan Penn and Timothy B. Wheeler contributed to this article | December 7, 1993
As state and federal investigators yesterday began an inquiry into Sunday's sinking of a charter fishing boat in the lower Chesapeake Bay, survivors recounted a harrowing storm-tossed nightmare that claimed two lives."
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By David Michael Ettlin | February 15, 1991
The crash of a chartered Lear jet a half-mile short of the airport in Aspen, Colo., has killed Baltimore businessman and philanthropist Harold N. Goldsmith, co-founder of the Merry-Go-Round Enterprises clothing-store chain and owner of Eastern Savings Bank.A publicity-shy executive who was a leader in fund-raising for Jewish charities, Mr. Goldsmith, 48, grew up in East Baltimore above his father's grocery store. He was one of the "Diner" guys whose friendship was the focus of movie director Barry Levinson's 1982 film of the same name.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 20, 1994
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Seconds before a USAir DC-9 airliner crashed in a sudden, violent thunderstorm here July 2, the plane's captain abruptly took over the controls from the first officer without giving a verbal warning, according to cockpit tapes and a federal investigators' report released yesterday.The report was issued as the National Transportation Safety Board began public hearings into a fiery accident that killed 37 of the 60 people aboard USAir Flight 1016 from Columbia, S.C., to Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.
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