Ian Duncan, Washington Post

Ian Duncan

Washington Post

Baltimore, MD, United States

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Past articles by Ian:

NTSB investigating United 737 Max that had engine fire at Newark Airport

The plane's crew saw a warning indicator that its left engine was on fire as the taxied after arriving from Fort Lauderdale on June 28. No one was hurt. → Read More

New leader joins D.C. region’s planning council at moment of uncertainty

Clark Mercer was appointed as executive director of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments this spring and immediately faces challenges. → Read More

I-95 to reopen Friday after Philadelphia bridge collapse, Pa. governor says

The stretch carries about 160,000 vehicles per day, and the closure spelled misery for commuters and left truckers facing long, slow detours through the city. → Read More

Live updates: NTSB hearing probes Ohio train derailment, emergency response

The National Transportation Safety Board is conducting two days of hearings in East Palestine, Ohio, to gather evidence on the train derailment and emergency responses. → Read More

NTSB: Pilot of crashed jet chased by military planes suddenly went silent

Pilot Jeff Hefner read back instructions to air traffic controllers as he climbed, only to stop responding after a three-minute gap. → Read More

Temporary road will be built to reopen collapsed stretch of I-95

The space spanned between bridges destroyed in a tanker truck fire will be filled in and paved over to restore the highway, officials announced Wednesday. → Read More

NTSB to begin crash investigation after sonic boom heard across D.C.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are set to begin their work Monday at the Southwest Virginia scene of a private jet crash linked to the sonic boom. → Read More

TSA records busiest day of pandemic amid smooth holiday for air travel

Air travel reached post-pandemic peaks, according to federal data, marking a busy but smooth the Memorial Day weekend and start to the summer air travel season. → Read More

Airline asks to operate under charter rules, sparking safety debate

The proposal has the backing of communities seeking to maintain service, but labor unions and families of crash victims say it would exploit a loophole in aviation regulations. → Read More

NTSB hosts summit on airport near misses as summer travel season begins

The safety board has opened investigations into six close calls involving airliners in recent months, a warning sign for the industry. → Read More

NTSB investigating Norfolk Southern derailment in Pennsylvania

The potential cause of the incident is said to show similarities to February’s derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. → Read More

Airlines, FAA, weather? Data shows fault for delayed, canceled flights.

Federal data shows airlines bear much of the responsibility for delayed and canceled flights as President Biden calls on them to provide compensation to travelers. → Read More

Expanded rail safety bill in Senate secures key backers ahead of vote

The Ohio derailment and the decision to burn carloads of vinyl chloride highlighted the dangers communities face when trains carrying hazardous chemicals come off the tracks. → Read More

Biden proposes airlines cover passenger expenses for canceled flights

The Department of Transportation will examine whether to require airlines to provide cash payouts, a major shift in aviation rules. → Read More

Police identify first of six killed in Illinois dust storm crash

Troopers said they faced blinding dust as they launched the Illinois highway rescues after a huge pileup left six people dead. → Read More

Dust storm causes large pileup on interstate in central Illinois

A section of Interstate 55 was shut down after multiple vehicles were caught in a dust storm that led to a large crash, Illinois State Police said. → Read More

Cars in deadly Md. work zone crash were reportedly speeding, NTSB says

The cars collided as one driver tried to change lanes, sending one vehicle barreling into a gap in concrete barriers inside the work zone. → Read More

FAA warns of staff shortages in trying to head off summer delays

The agency is asking airlines to run fewer flights while using larger planes and to be transparent about the potential for disruptions. → Read More

NTSB to open wide-ranging safety review of Norfolk Southern

Before the review was announced, a Norfolk Southern conductor was killed in collision with dump truck in Ohio earlier in the day. → Read More

As Southwest, FAA probes begin, fallout could shape flying for years

The two incidents have triggered multiple federal investigations while revealing the fragile underpinnings of the domestic air travel system. → Read More