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December 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Washington Gas Multado por $750,000 por Explosión en 2016 en Flower Branch

Washington Gas Light (WGL) recibió una multa de $750,000 por no informar a la Comisión de Servicio Público que no había reemplazado todos sus reguladores de mercurio como se prometió, que se encontraron como la causa probable de la explosión de gas y la muerte de siete residentes en Flower Branch Apartments, en Silver Spring […]

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December 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Washington Gas Fined $750,000 for 2016 Explosion at Flower Branch Apartments

Washington Gas Light (WGL) was fined $750,000 for failing to inform the Public Service Commission that it had not replaced all its mercury regulators as promised, which were found as the probable cause of the gas explosion and death of seven residents at Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring on Aug. 10, 2016. The commission […]

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August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

NTSB Report Expected to Answer Key Questions About Silver Spring Explosion (VIDEO)

It is coming up on one year since the National Transportation Safety Board began its investigation of what ignited a natural gas leak at Flower Branch Apartments last Aug. 10. The federal agency is expected to provide some critical answers to questions about the explosion and fire that killed seven people, injured dozens of others […]

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October 12, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATED: Loss of Engine Power Could Be Cause of Plane Crash in Laytonsville (VIDEO)

UPDATED 10.12.16 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released an update on the plane crash that killed one person in Laytonsville. According to initial information received from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the pilot reported the airplane was experiencing engine problems shortly after takeoff. The airplane departed for Davis Airport (W50) in Laytonsville and was destined […]

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October 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Council Receives Briefing on Silver Spring Apartment Explosion (VIDEO)

On August 10th, an explosion ripped through the Flower Branch apartment complex in Silver Spring resulting in dozens of injuries and seven deaths. The Montgomery County Council recently received an overview of the incident. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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September 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

Small Plane Crashes in Laytonsville, One Person Killed

UPDATED One person was killed when a small plane crashed in a field off Laytonsville Road on Tuesday evening, according to a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) official. “One person did not survive,” said MCFRS Spokesperson Pete Piringer. “The fire is out. The investigation is beginning.” The crash happened around 6:20 p.m. in […]

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August 23, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Kay Apartment Communities Answers MCM Questions About Displaced Families

The August 10 natural gas explosion in Silver Spring continues to impact some of the families forced out of their homes. However, Kay Apartment Communities has answered questions MCM submitted about the placement of residents who were left homeless. Clark Melillo, President of Kay Apartment Communities, reports that a total of 24 units were destroyed […]

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August 19, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

911 Caller Questions Response to Smell of Gas in Silver Spring

A man who reported the smell of gas at the Flower Branch Apartments continues to ask whether more could have been done to prevent the August 10 explosion. Investigators have confirmed that natural gas was the source of the blast that killed seven people. But MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports some residents are still asking who […]

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August 19, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Natural Gas Caused Explosion & Fire in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Natural gas is the source of an explosion and fire that claimed seven lives in Silver Spring. The National Transportation and Safety Board is now taking over the investigation to determine exactly what ignited the gas at the Flower Branch Apartments on August 10. At a news conference this morning, the head of the Baltimore […]

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June 7, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

NTSB Report: Ice on Wings Caused Fatal 2014 Gaithersburg Plane Crash

A report released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) states that the pilot whose jet crashed into a Gaithersburg home on Dec. 8, 2014, failed to turn on de-icing equipment, which caused ice accumulation on the wings that led to the crash. “Pilots must rely on checklists and procedures because relying only on memory can […]

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