NTSB report: No equipment issue on Amtrak crash

Posted on AllSides June 2nd, 2015
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A preliminary report released Tuesday by federal crash investigators found no anomalies with the braking system of the train or the signals and track at the site of the May 12 Amtrak derailment that killed eight passengers, and injured 200 other passengers and crew.

The National Transportation Safety Board previously noted the train had been traveling at 106 mph before the emergency brake system engaged. Data from the train's event recorder "indicated that the engineer activated the emergency brakes seconds before the derailment," the report said.

Amtrak train 188 was...

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