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B. 05-20 California oil spill sparks state of emergency Santa Barbara, Southern California
2. 05-15 Crashed Amtrak train 'may have been struck by object' Philadelphia
3. 05-15 Amtrak rail crash driver interviewed by investigators Philadelphia
4. 05-14 Amtrak crash: Obama makes transport funding pledge Washington
5. 05-13 Derailed Philadelphia Amtrak train 'was speeding' Philadelphia
05-12 US Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia, 8 killed
H. 05-08 Four killed as plane crashes into Atlanta motorway Atlanta, US Georgia
I. 05-05 Kiwi waves slam California coast Newport Beach, Southern California
J. 04-29 Nepal earthquake: UN launches $415m appeal UN

Recent Summary.     Click for More > Derailed Philadelphia Amtrak train 'was speeding' US Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia, 8 killed Map of Frankford Philadelphia USA  Up to 10 carriages of the Washington-New York train reportedly went of the track and a number of people have been reported injured 23 injured after plane leaves runway on 'abrupt' landing   Air Canada AC624 made an 'abrupt' landing and left the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, but there were no immediate reports of... US admits snow forecast errors Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot   At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in the California desert Storm bears down on US east coast Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home 'Polar vortex' grips North America   Parts of the US are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a 'polar vortex' brings more freezing weather. Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite Fuel train explodes in Canadian town Jet crash-lands at San Francisco International 19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado 40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos Severe flooding as Sandy strikes Death toll from storms in South nears 300 Oil spill after blast on oil rig Blast killed at least 25 miners Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River Hurricane Katrina lashes coast Space shuttle and crew lost Terror attacks hit U.S.
California oil spill sparks state of emergency Map of Santa Barbara USA
Yesterday   Southern California
  A state of emergency has been declared in southern California in the US after two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, formed off the coast
May. 13   Philadelphia
May. 12   Philadelphia
Mar.28   Maritime Provinces
Jan.27   New York


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Oct.31   Southern California
Feb.12   North Carolina
Jan.23   Canada
Jan.5   Toronto


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Aug.22   California
Jul.6   Canada
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Jun.30   Arizona
May.20   Oklahoma


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Oct.30   Manhattan
Oct.29   New Jersey


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Apr.28   Alabama


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Apr.21   Louisiana
Apr.6   USA


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Jan.15   New York


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Aug.29   New Orleans


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California oil spill sparks state of emergency Map of Santa Barbara USA


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Yesterday   Southern California  
  A state of emergency has been declared in southern California in the US after two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, formed off the coast
Fri.  Philadelphia  Crashed Amtrak train 'may have been struck by object'  Philadelphia  Amtrak rail crash driver interviewed by investigators May. 14  Washington  Amtrak crash: Obama makes transport funding pledge May. 13   Philadelphia   Derailed Philadelphia Amtrak train 'was speeding'   A commuter train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was travelling at twice the speed limit, say safety experts May. 12   Philadelphia   US Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia, 8 killed Map of Frankford Philadelphia USA
  Up to 10 carriages of the Washington-New York train reportedly went of the track and a number of people have been reported injured
May. 8  US Georgia  Four killed as plane crashes into Atlanta motorway May. 5  Southern California  Kiwi waves slam California coast

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Apr. 29   UN Nepal earthquake: UN launches $415m appeal
Apr. 27  Washington  State Dept. IDs 2 Americans killed in Nepal quake

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Mar.28   Maritime Provinces   23 injured after plane leaves runway on 'abrupt' landing
Map of Halifax airport Canada
  Air Canada AC624 made an 'abrupt' landing and left the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, but there were no immediate reports of injuries
Mar.26   Manhattan New York buildings collapse after explosion Mar.11   Florida Eleven missing after US army crash

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Feb.19   Chicago Record-breaking cold in US East


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Jan.27   New York US admits snow forecast errors   The US National Weather Service has admitted its forecasts were wrong, after predicting a 'potentially historic blizzard' would strike Jan.26  New York  New York shuts down for blizzard  Boston  Snow emergency declared in US Jan.2  Kentucky  'Girl survivor' reports US plane crash

year 2014 Top ^

Nov.19  Upstate New York  Deadly snowstorm hits northern US Oct.31   Southern California   Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot
Map of Mojave Desert USA
  At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in the California desert
Oct.29  New England  Ebola quarantine test looms in US Oct.28  Virginia  Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes Oct.25  New Jersey  US nurse criticises quarantine treatment Oct.24  Dallas  Two US Ebola nurses free of virus Oct.23  Manhattan  NY doctor Craig Spencer tests positive Oct.17  Western Canada  Container ship towed away from Canadian coast  Bermuda  Hurricane Gonzalo slams Bermuda Oct.15  Washington  Obama: Ebola risk very low in US  Dallas  Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse Oct.12  Dallas  Positive Ebola test at US hospital Oct.10  New York  New York's JFK airport to start Ebola checks Oct.8  Dallas  US Ebola patient dies in hospital Sep.30   Dallas First Ebola case diagnosed in the US Sep.21  North Mexico  Western Mexico state issues alerts for copper mine spill Sep.16  Washington  Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat'

August 2014 ... more > Top ^
Aug.11  San Francisco Bay Area  Actor Robin Williams found dead at home

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Jul.17  Washington  U.S. official: Missile shot down Malaysia Airlines plane

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May.16  San Diego  California wildfire 'flare-up' forces new evacuations

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Feb.12   North Carolina   Storm bears down on US east coast   A winter storm is bearing down on the densely populated US north-east, after causing transport chaos in the South

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Jan.29  US Georgia  US snow storm strands thousands Jan.23   Canada   Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home   32 people have died after a fire tore through an old people's home in Quebec, officials have said Jan.6  Canada  North America cold snap creeps east Jan.5   Toronto   'Polar vortex' grips North America
  Parts of the US are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a 'polar vortex' brings more freezing weather..    A plane from Toronto has slid into snow as it tu...
Jan.3  New York  Travel chaos in east US snow storm

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.1   New York New York train crash kills four
Aug.22   California Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite   A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening several thousand hom... Aug.5   Maritime Provinces Brothers strangled to death by python that escaped from Canadian pet store Jul.22   New York Ten hurt as NY plane's wheel fails Jul.11   Canada 20 dead, 30 presumed dead in Quebec oil train crash Jul.6   Canada   Fuel train explodes in Canadian town Map of Lac-Megantic Canada  A train carrying petrochemicals has exploded in Lac-Megantic, forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people   San Francisco Bay Area     Jet crash-lands at San Francisco International   A Boeing 777 aircraft has crash-landed at San Francisco international airport, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more Jun.30   Arizona 19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire   At least 19 US firefighters have been killed battling a wildfire in central Arizona while fighting the blaze threatening the town of Yarnell Jun.22   Western Canada Floods kill 3, force 75,000 from homes in Calgary May.31  Oklahoma  New Oklahoma tornadoes 'kill five' May.20   Oklahoma   Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado Map of Oklahoma City Oklahoma  At least 24 people have been killed after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, with the death toll likely to rise May.3   Southern California Major wildfires spread in California Apr.17   Texas Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant Mar.1  Florida  Florida man swallowed by sinkhole Feb.14   Alabama Crippled cruise ship reaches land Feb.8   Massachusetts 'Historic' snowstorm blankets US

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Nov.2  New York  Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery Oct.31  New Jersey  Obama visits storm disaster zone Oct.30   Manhattan     40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos
  Millions are without power and transport across the north-eastern US has been severely disrupted as storm Sandy heads north for Canada Oct.29   New Jersey     Severe flooding as Sandy strikes
  A major storm bringing torrential rain, high winds, flood surges and heavy snow has made landfall on the east US coast Aug.28  Louisiana  Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast Jul.2  Virginia  Storm-hit millions reel from US heatwave Mar.2  Indiana  Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US

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Oct.19  Ohio  Ohio police hunt escaped animals Sep.16  Nevada  Air race crash: 9 people killed, 52 injured Aug.29  New England  Death toll from Irene keeps rising Aug.28   New York Huge storm tears across New York
Aug.27  North Carolina  Hurricane Irene lashes US coast Jul.22  New York  Intense heat bakes US and Canada May.23   Missouri 89 killed by Missouri tornado May.8  North Mexico  Search teams recover 14 bodies from mine Apr.28   Alabama   Death toll from storms in South nears 300   A barrage of storms claimed nearly 300 lives and reduced once-familiar neighborhoods to piles of bricks and lumber Apr.17  North Carolina  Dozens dead as tornadoes hit US

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Dec.27  New York  Travel chaos as blizzards hit US Dec.15  Washington  U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill Nov.10  San Diego  Passengers: Cruise ship isn't 'splendid' Jul.15   Louisiana BP says oil has stopped leaking
May.30   Washington Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames Apr.6   USA   Blast killed at least 25 miners   One of the men killed in coal mine explosion at the Massey Energy Co. knew of the danger but didn't let it bother him

year 2009 Top ^

Oct.15   Colorado 'Balloon boy' found alive at home
Aug.8  Manhattan  Helicopter and plane collide, 9 died Jun.18  New Jersey  Jetliner lands safely after pilot dies Jun.5  North Mexico  29 children die in day care center fire Apr.29  Texas  First U.S. swine flu death confirmed Feb.12   Upstate New York 50 die after plane crashes into house Jan.15   New York   Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River   A US Airways plane with 155 people on board went into a chilly river, apparently after striking birds upon takeoff from LaGuardia Airport

year 2008 Top ^

Oct.2  California  Fossett plane found Sep.13  Houston  Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast Sep.12   Los Angeles 24 killed, 135 injured in train collision


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Oct.23   Southern California 500,000 flee wildfires
Sep.4   Nevada Famed flier Fossett missing Aug.1   Minnesota Bridge collapses into Mississippi

year 2006 Top ^

Aug.27  Kentucky  49 dead in plane crash Jan.3  USA  Only one miner reported alive

year 2005 Top ^

Sep.20  Florida  Rita strengthens to hurricane Sep.3  New Orleans  Massive airlift rescues thousands Sep.1  New Orleans  'Desperate SOS' for city Aug.29   New Orleans   Hurricane Katrina lashes coast
  1,836 people lost their lives in the hurricane and in the subsequent floods Aug.28  New Orleans  Katrina now Category 5 Aug.2  Toronto  All survive Air France jet crash and fire Mar.18  Florida  Patient's feeding tube removed

year 2004 Top ^

Sep.17  Alabama  U.S. death toll at least 22 in Ivan's wake

year 2003 Top ^

Sep.18  Virginia  Isabel knocks out power to 2 million Aug.14   New York Major power outage
May.4  U. S. Midwest  Tornadoes wreak havoc Feb.20   New England 96 killed in nightclub inferno Feb.1   Texas     Space shuttle and crew lost  Columbia broke up as it descended toward a planned landing, showering debris across southeastern Texas

year 2002 Top ^

Dec.27  Florida  Cloned baby birth claim

year 2001 Top ^

Nov.12   New York Jet crashes, killing 260
Oct.10  Florida  3rd anthrax case Sep.13  New York  5,000 people remain missing Sep.11  Pennsylvania  United Airlines Flight 93 crashed   Manhattan   Terror attacks hit U.S.   3 commercial jets crash into World Trade Center and Pentagon. Both towers collapsed. United Airlines plane crashed

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Apr.8  Arizona  Osprey plane crash kills 19 marines Feb.1  California  Jet bound for S.F. plunges into see


Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home   32 people have died after a fire tore through an old people's home in Quebec, officials have said Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite   A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening several thousand hom... 19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire   At least 19 US firefighters have been killed battling a wildfire in central Arizona while fighting the blaze threatening the town of Yarnell Major wildfires spread in California 500,000 flee wildfires 96 killed in nightclub inferno Nepal earthquake: UN launches $415m appeal First Ebola case diagnosed in the US Crippled cruise ship reaches land Major power outage Blast killed at least 25 miners   One of the men killed in coal mine explosion at the Massey Energy Co. knew of the danger but didn't let it bother him Record-breaking cold in US East US admits snow forecast errors   The US National Weather Service has admitted its forecasts were wrong, after predicting a 'potentially historic blizzard' would strike Storm bears down on US east coast   A winter storm is bearing down on the densely populated US north-east, after causing transport chaos in the South 'Polar vortex' grips North America




North America, Disasters Fire Timeline ... See World Fire timeline Top ^
2014
May.16  San Diego  California wildfire 'flare-up' forces new evacuations
Jan.23   Canada
2013
Aug.22   California
Jun.30   Arizona
May.3   Southern California
2009
Jun.5  North Mexico  29 children die in day care center fire
2007
Oct.23   Southern California
2003
Feb.20   New England




North America, Disasters Earthquake Timeline ... See World Earthquake timeline Top ^
2015
Apr. 29   UN
Apr. 27  Washington  State Dept. IDs 2 Americans killed in Nepal quake




North America, Disasters Health Disaster Timeline ... See World Health Disaster timeline Top ^
2014
Oct.29  New England  Ebola quarantine test looms in US
Oct.25  New Jersey  US nurse criticises quarantine treatment
Oct.24  Dallas  Two US Ebola nurses free of virus
Oct.23  Manhattan  NY doctor Craig Spencer tests positive
Oct.15  Washington  Obama: Ebola risk very low in US
Oct.15  Dallas  Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse
Oct.12  Dallas  Positive Ebola test at US hospital
Oct.10  New York  New York's JFK airport to start Ebola checks
Oct.8  Dallas  US Ebola patient dies in hospital
Sep.30   Dallas
Sep.16  Washington  Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat'
2009
Apr.29  Texas  First U.S. swine flu death confirmed
2005
Mar.18  Florida  Patient's feeding tube removed
2002
Dec.27  Florida  Cloned baby birth claim
2001
Oct.10  Florida  3rd anthrax case




North America, Disasters Sea Disaster Timeline ... See World Sea Disaster timeline Top ^
2015
May. 5  Southern California  Kiwi waves slam California coast
2014
Oct.17  Western Canada  Container ship towed away from Canadian coast
2013
Feb.14   Alabama
2010
Nov.10  San Diego  Passengers: Cruise ship isn't 'splendid'




North America, Disasters Power Outage Timeline ... See World Power Outage timeline Top ^
2003
Aug.14   New York




North America, Disasters Mine Accident Timeline ... See World Mine Accident timeline Top ^
2011
May.8  North Mexico  Search teams recover 14 bodies from mine
2010
Apr.6   USA
2006
Jan.3  USA  Only one miner reported alive




North America, Disasters Weather Related Timeline ... See World Weather Related timeline Top ^
2015
Feb.19   Chicago
Jan.27   New York
Jan.26  New York  New York shuts down for blizzard
Jan.26  Boston  Snow emergency declared in US
2014
Nov.19  Upstate New York  Deadly snowstorm hits northern US
Oct.17  Bermuda  Hurricane Gonzalo slams Bermuda
Feb.12   North Carolina
Jan.29  US Georgia  US snow storm strands thousands
Jan.6  Canada  North America cold snap creeps east
Jan.5   Toronto
  Parts of the US are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a 'polar vortex' brings more freezing weather..    A plane from Toronto has slid into snow as it tu...
Jan.3  New York  Travel chaos in east US snow storm 2013 May.31  Oklahoma  New Oklahoma tornadoes 'kill five' May.20   Oklahoma Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado
Map of Oklahoma City Oklahoma  At least 24 people have been killed after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, with the death toll likely to rise Feb.8   Massachusetts 'Historic' snowstorm blankets US 2012 Nov.2  New York  Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery Oct.31  New Jersey  Obama visits storm disaster zone Oct.30   Manhattan   40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos
  Millions are without power and transport across the north-eastern US has been severely disrupted as storm Sandy heads north for Canada Aug.28  Louisiana  Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast Jul.2  Virginia  Storm-hit millions reel from US heatwave Mar.2  Indiana  Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US 2011 Aug.29  New England  Death toll from Irene keeps rising Aug.28   New York Huge storm tears across New York Aug.27  North Carolina  Hurricane Irene lashes US coast Jul.22  New York  Intense heat bakes US and Canada May.23   Missouri 89 killed by Missouri tornado Apr.28   Alabama Death toll from storms in South nears 300   A barrage of storms claimed nearly 300 lives and reduced once-familiar neighborhoods to piles of bricks and lumber Apr.17  North Carolina  Dozens dead as tornadoes hit US 2010 Dec.27  New York  Travel chaos as blizzards hit US 2008 Sep.13  Houston  Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast 2005 Sep.20  Florida  Rita strengthens to hurricane Aug.29   New Orleans Hurricane Katrina lashes coast
  1,836 people lost their lives in the hurricane and in the subsequent floods Aug.28  New Orleans  Katrina now Category 5 2004 Sep.17  Alabama  U.S. death toll at least 22 in Ivan's wake 2003 Sep.18  Virginia  Isabel knocks out power to 2 million May.4  U. S. Midwest  Tornadoes wreak havoc



North America, Disasters Flood Timeline ... See World Flood timeline Top ^
2013 Jun.22   Western Canada Floods kill 3, force 75,000 from homes in Calgary
2012 Oct.29   New Jersey   Severe flooding as Sandy strikes   A major storm bringing torrential rain, high winds, flood surges and heavy snow has made landfall on the east US coast



North America, Disasters Aviation Disasters Timeline ... See World Aviation Disasters timeline Top ^
2015 May. 8  US Georgia  Four killed as plane crashes into Atlanta motorway Mar.28   Maritime Provinces 23 injured after plane leaves runway on 'abrupt' landing
Map of Halifax airport Canada
  Air Canada AC624 made an 'abrupt' landing and left the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, but there were no immediate reports of injuries
Mar.11   Florida Eleven missing after US army crash Jan.2  Kentucky  'Girl survivor' reports US plane crash 2014 Jul.17  Washington  U.S. official: Missile shot down Malaysia Airlines plane 2013 Jul.22   New York Ten hurt as NY plane's wheel fails Jul.6   San Francisco Bay Area   Jet crash-lands at San Francisco International   A Boeing 777 aircraft has crash-landed at San Francisco international airport, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more 2011 Sep.16  Nevada  Air race crash: 9 people killed, 52 injured 2009 Oct.15   Colorado 'Balloon boy' found alive at home Aug.8  Manhattan  Helicopter and plane collide, 9 died Jun.18  New Jersey  Jetliner lands safely after pilot dies Feb.12   Upstate New York 50 die after plane crashes into house Jan.15   New York Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River   A US Airways plane with 155 people on board went into a chilly river, apparently after striking birds upon takeoff from LaGuardia Airport 2008 Oct.2  California  Fossett plane found 2007 Sep.4   Nevada Famed flier Fossett missing 2006 Aug.27  Kentucky  49 dead in plane crash 2005 Aug.2  Toronto  All survive Air France jet crash and fire 2001 Nov.12   New York Jet crashes, killing 260 Sep.11  Pennsylvania  United Airlines Flight 93 crashed Sep.11   Manhattan   Terror attacks hit U.S.   3 commercial jets crash into World Trade Center and Pentagon. Both towers collapsed. United Airlines plane crashed 2000 Apr.8  Arizona  Osprey plane crash kills 19 marines Feb.1  California  Jet bound for S.F. plunges into see



North America, Disasters Animal Accident Timeline ... See World Animal Accident timeline Top ^
2013 Aug.5   Maritime Provinces Brothers strangled to death by python that escaped from Canadian pet store
2011 Oct.19  Ohio  Ohio police hunt escaped animals



North America, Disasters Environmental Timeline ... See World Environmental timeline Top ^
2015 Yesterday   Southern California California oil spill sparks state of emergency
Map of Santa Barbara USA
  A state of emergency has been declared in southern California in the US after two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, formed off the coast
2014 Sep.21  North Mexico  Western Mexico state issues alerts for copper mine spill 2010 Dec.15  Washington  U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill Jul.15   Louisiana BP says oil has stopped leaking May.30   Washington Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames



North America, Disasters Structure Collapse Timeline ... See World Structure Collapse timeline Top ^
2007 Aug.1   Minnesota Bridge collapses into Mississippi




North America, Disasters Suicide Timeline ... See World Suicide timeline Top ^
2014 Aug.11  San Francisco Bay Area  Actor Robin Williams found dead at home



North America, Disasters Railroad Disasters Timeline ... See World Railroad Disasters timeline Top ^
2015 Fri.  Philadelphia  Crashed Amtrak train 'may have been struck by object' May. 15  Philadelphia  Amtrak rail crash driver interviewed by investigators May. 14  Washington  Amtrak crash: Obama makes transport funding pledge May. 13   Philadelphia Derailed Philadelphia Amtrak train 'was speeding'   A commuter train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was travelling at twice the speed limit, say safety experts May. 12   Philadelphia US Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia, 8 killed
Map of Frankford Philadelphia USA
  Up to 10 carriages of the Washington-New York train reportedly went of the track and a number of people have been reported injured
2013 Dec.1   New York New York train crash kills four Jul.11   Canada 20 dead, 30 presumed dead in Quebec oil train crash Jul.6   Canada   Fuel train explodes in Canadian town Map of Lac-Megantic Canada  A train carrying petrochemicals has exploded in Lac-Megantic, forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people 2008 Sep.12   Los Angeles 24 killed, 135 injured in train collision



North America, Disasters Rescue Timeline ... See World Rescue timeline Top ^
2005 Sep.3  New Orleans  Massive airlift rescues thousands Sep.1  New Orleans  'Desperate SOS' for city 2001 Sep.13  New York  5,000 people remain missing



North America, Disasters Space Disaster Timeline ... See World Space Disaster timeline Top ^
2014 Oct.31   Southern California Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot
Map of Mojave Desert USA
  At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in the California desert
Oct.28  Virginia  Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes 2003 Feb.1   Texas   Space shuttle and crew lost  Columbia broke up as it descended toward a planned landing, showering debris across southeastern Texas



North America, Disasters Explosion Timeline ... See World Explosion timeline Top ^
2015 Mar.26   Manhattan New York buildings collapse after explosion
2013 Apr.17   Texas Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant