Official: Amtrak Engineer Distracted By Radio Transmissions In Crash That Killed 8 In Philadelphia Last YearThe Amtrak engineer whose speeding train jumped the tracks along a curve in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, was distracted by radio transmissions, a U.S. official briefed on the investigation said Monday.
NTSB: Amtrak Engineer Didn't Use Phone Before Deadly Philly CrashThe engineer driving an Amtrak train wasn't using his cellphone in the moments before the train derailed in Philadelphia last month, deepening the mystery of what caused the accident.
Amtrak To Install Long-Sought Cameras In LocomotivesThe move follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions just before the crash.
NTSB Says Probe Of Deadly Amtrak Derailment Shifts To Engineer's CellphoneOfficials said calls were made, texts were sent and data was used the day of the accident, but they haven't determined if that activity took place while the train was being operated.
FRA Orders Safety Improvements For Amtrak As Derailment Investigation ContinuesAmtrak said Saturday that it will cooperate, after the Federal Railroad Administration announced a crackdown following the fatal derailment in Philadelphia this week.
FBI To Join Amtrak Wreck Probe After Reports That Projectiles May Have Hit TrainAn assistant conductor said she thought she heard an Amtrak train engineer say his train had been hit by projectiles before the derailment this week, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.
NTSB: Amtrak Train Accelerated 30 MPH Within About 1 Minute Before WreckAnother body was pulled from the wreckage Thursday morning, bringing the death toll to eight, officials said.
Amtrak Engineer Was Working Dream Job, Safety ConsciousFriends say Brandon Bostian, the engineer at the center of the Amtrak train derailment investigation, has been a "train geek" most of his life.