Washington (CNN) – The son of U.S. Sen. James Inhofe radioed that he was having control problems with his twin-engine airplane and that one of the engines had shut down shortly before the plane crashed November 10, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
Perry Inhofe, an orthopedic surgeon in Tulsa and the only person on the plane, died in the Owasso, Oklahoma, crash.
Washington (CNN) - For the swarms of limousines headed to the Obama inauguration, the toll to enter Washington just got a lot cheaper.
The District of Columbia Taxicab Commission on Friday scuttled plans to require each out-of-town limo to obtain a $500 permit, lowering it to $150.
Washington (CNN) - Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky will exchange vows under a sky free of low-flying air traffic, courtesy of the Federal Aviation Administration.
At the request of the U.S. Secret Service, the FAA is restricting air traffic Saturday evening within 1.5 miles of Rhinebeck, New York, the expected site of the much-anticipated wedding. Air traffic over 2,000 feet - including all commercial flights - will not be interrupted.
The Secret Service requested the flight restrictions for security reasons only, the FAA said. In this instance, the notice says it is for "VIP movements."
Washington (CNN) – The Ohio truck driver charged with reckless driving in an accident that injured Sen. Harry Reid's wife and daughter has twice been convicted of speeding, and once for a vehicle registration violation, records show.
Alan W. Snader, 59, was convicted of speeding in 1998 and 2001, and of a registration violation in 2007, according to records CNN obtained from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The records do not give details of the infractions.
Records also show that he was involved in accidents in 1998 and 2004, but do not indicate if he was at fault.
On Thursday, Snader was charged with reckless driving after the tractor-trailer he was driving on I-95 in northern Virginia rear-ended a 2005 Honda Odyssey mini-van in a chain-reaction accident that involved two other vehicles.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Federal accident investigators Monday closed the books on the mysterious and dangerous deployment of an evacuation chute aboard a Barack Obama campaign plane in the summer of 2008.
The chute deployed because it wasn't properly fastened to the floor and it shifted when the plane made a steeper-than-normal takeoff, the National Transportation Safety Board said.
But investigators weren't able to determine why the chute container wasn't properly secured to the floor in the first place.
The board's report gives two possible explanations, but indicates neither could be established as the cause.