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Dr. Gridlock: NTSB releases agenda for hearings into fatal Metro smoke incident

The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday released a preliminary agenda for two days of hearings it will hold on the fatal Jan. 12 smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza that killed one person and injured scores of others.Read full article >>

Why Amtrak rail cars need safety upgrades

As the National Transportation Board (NTSB) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have learned more about the Amtrak Train 188 derailment, the FRA has already begun to require Amtrak make changes in their safety systems. ButShow More Summary

NTSB Investigates Train Derailment in Philadelphia

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) sent a go-team to investigate an Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

NTSB Rules Out Firearm Caused Crashed Window of Derailed Train

The US National Transportation Safety Board said that the investigation into Amtrak train 188 that derailed in Philadelphia killing 8 people last Tuesday has found that a firearm was not the cause of the locomotive’s broken windshie...

PA: NTSB: Doomed Amtrak Was Hit by Object Before Derailment; FBI Called In

May 16--The National Transportation Safety Board has asked the FBI to examine window damage to determine whether an Amtrak train was hit by an object before it derailed in Philadelphia, the latest step after investigators on Friday questioned...Show More Summary

Amtrak engineer heard saying train was struck

An assistant conductor on the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday said she heard the engineer tell someone the train had been struck by something, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.NTSB member Robert Sumwalt said the...Show More Summary

NTSB Asks FBI To Investigate Whether Amtrak Crash Train Was Hit By Bullet

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Via the Hill: An Amtrak train that crashed outside of Philadelphia this week may have been the target of an attack. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Friday that the FBI had been called in to investigate the possibility that the train was hit by a bullet or some other object. Show More Summary

Amtrak Train Was Possibly Struck Or 'Shot At' Before Crash: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board says it's examining damage on the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia to see if it was hit by an object. The NTSB says an assistant conductor in the cafe car of the Amtrak train said she...Show More Summary

Amtrak train sped up for about a minute before crash, NTSB says

PHILADELPHIA — The Amtrak train that crashed Tuesday sped up from 70 mph to more than 100 mph in less than a minute before derailing, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.There was no explanation for that acceleration, the NTSB said, but the train’s engineer has agreed to be interviewed by federal investigators.Read full article >>

BREAKING: Amtrak Train SPED UP From 70 mph to 102 mph Before Crashing

The National Transportation Safety Board reported today Amtrak train 188 sped up from 70 mph to 102 mph just one minute before deadly crash. The speed limit in the area was 50 miles per hour. Eight people were killed in … Continue reading ?

NTSB Reveals Amtrak Train Sped Up Seconds Before Deadly Crash In Philadelphia

The National Transportation and Safety Board revealed Thursday that the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night was accelerating seconds before it entered a sharp turn and crashed. Eight passengers have been confirmed...Show More Summary

Metro-North engineer avoids charges for 2013 crash

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William Rockefeller, 48, was doing 82 mph on a 30-mph curve when the Metro-North Railroad train flew off the tracks on Dec. 1, 2013, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

NTSB: Missing Tech Could Have Prevented Amtrak Crash

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In the National Transportation Safety Board’s ongoing investigation into Tuesday night’s deadly Amtrak derailment, investigators have found that a technology designed to prevent trains from traveling at dangerous speeds had not been installed on the stretch of track where Amtrak 188 derailed. Read more...

Blame Game: Teamsters’ affiliate blames Amtrak management, White House blames GOP for deadly crash

On Tuesday evening, an Amtrak train traveling from Washington, DC to New York derailed North of Philadelphia, killing at least seven and injuring over 200 passengers. Initial National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports that the train was traveling at more than 100 mph---twice the speed limit for the curve---when the train crashed. Show More Summary

Investigators Examine Train Cars in Philadelphia Amtrak Crash

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Robert Sumwalt, the National Transportation Safety Board official leading the inquiry, said the agency would “look at everything that could have led to this occurrence.”

Latest on Amtrak Crash: Engineer Applied Emergency Brake Seconds Before Derailment

YouTube The National Transportation Safety Board's Robert Sumwalt said today at a press conference that the engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed last night in Philadelphia applied the emergency braking system approximately 3 seconds before the crash. He also said that when the data recorder stopped working, the train was traveling...

Amtrak Train Reportedly Exceeded 100 Miles Per Hour Before Derailment- NTSB

The Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday went over 100 miles per hour prior to crashing, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Twitter account on Wednesday.

How to Quickly Make Politics of the Amtrak Derailment Last Night

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Not trying to be scolds or anything, but the National Transportation Safety Board hadn't arrived at the scene of Tuesday evening's Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, where at least six are now presumed dead, and several political media voices were quick to chime in with political angles from the comforts of their homes...

Federal Authorities Begin Investigation Into Philadelphia Amtrak Crash

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) headed to the scene of an Amtrak crash on Wednesday morning to investigate how a train derailed overnight near Philadelphia. At least six people have died from the crash, and dozens more...Show More Summary

Feds Won't Re-Open Inquiry in Buddy Holly Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has declined a request to reopen the investigation of the Iowa plane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and JP "The Big Bopper" Richardson. The Civil Aeronautics Board ruled in 1959 that the most likely cause of the crash was pilot error. Snow...

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