Dutch aviation investigators have released their initial findings on the Malaysia Airlines flight 17 crash, which occurred on July 17th and claimed 298 lives. The report confirmed the plane was shot down, but it also showed the pilots were asked to climb to 35,000 feet and denied the request from Air Traffic Control.
The NHTSA says they've opened an investigation regarding 2004-2006 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks with manual transmissions, after getting reports of problems caused by the trucks starting without having the clutch depressed.
Alright Jalopnik gumshoes, the police again need your help. This time it's identifying a car involved in a hit-and-run accident in Indiana earlier this week. The last time we did this you were "critical" in helping I.D. a murder suspect, so let's keep it up. UPDATE: The driver turned herself in.
The Big Dig, a Boston engineering boondoggle that's national news mostly because you helped us pay for it, is basically a death trap. It's killed people already, and some precariously perched lights were preparing to off a few more.
Lutz may be trying to remind us why the GTO failed as a car in terms of sales, but the NHTSA may soon be trying to remind us why it failed in a more serious way. The Center for Auto Safety called on the NHTSA to investigate the Holden Monaro-based GTO due to 65 complaints involving tire wear caused by the cars struts…