National Transportation Safety Board
The big question from the days after Amtrak 188’s derailment to last week’s Congressional hearing on the disaster was whether or not engineer Brandon Bostian was using his phone at the time of the crash.
Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board continue looking at several possible factors, including signals, cell phone records, work records, and more.
Nearly all of the Amtrak cars that derailed Tuesday night near Frankford Junction have been transported to an undisclosed location for inspection by federal investigators.
“The energy intensity of this — I mean, trains jackknifed — something incredible, almost like a big bang, occurred there,” notes Dr. Joseph Martin, a professor of civil engineering at Drexel University.
Those documents contain some dramatic moments but few apparent answers.
A small, private jet slammed into a house Monday, killing a woman and her young sons inside the home and three people on the aircraft, authorities said.
New Jersey assemblyman John Burzichelli says that in the wake of a National Transportation Safety Board report that placed most of the blame for the chemical leak at Conrail’s feet, it’s time to see if the accident rises to a criminal level.
Menendez (D-NJ) echoed NTSB findings that laid particular blame at the feet of Conrail for what happened.
Another factor contributing to consequences following the accident, the NTSB says, was Conrail’s failure of to implement and establish emergency response protocols to protect the community from exposure to the vinyl chloride that was released.
National Transportation Safety Board officials are looking at black boxes they recovered and gave an update Tuesday.
“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you,” Katz said in his commencement address.
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Sunday that Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz invited him on the doomed flight that crashed, killing seven.
A New Jersey health department survey finds the majority of residents in a town where a train derailed and released a noxious gas reported new or worsening health problems within weeks.
A US Airways flight from Italy to Philadelphia has been diverted to Ireland after several flight attendants fell ill.
While the FAA may have the authority to create regulations specific to unmanned aerial vehicles (aka, drones) it hasn’t done so yet, leaving many questions up in the air.