Amtrak said the train ended up being heading from New York to Savannah, Ga., on Sunday with regards to struck a backhoe outside Philadelphia. Glenn R. Hills Jr./AP hide captiontoggle caption Glenn R. Hills Jr./AP
Amtrak stated the train ended up being going from ny to Savannah, Ga., on Sunday with regards to hit a backhoe outside Philadelphia.Glenn R. Hills Jr./AP
The investigation to the crash of an Amtrak train just south of Philadelphia on Sunday, where two different people had been killed, is continuous.
A forward-facing video from the train that taped video footage "up into the collision" revealed that there is "building equipment from the track and work train equipment from the track immediately adjacent to the Amtrak train's track, " said Ryan Frigo, the nationwide Transportation Safety Board detective in charge.
Frigo said the "engineer put the train into crisis" about five seconds from end of this recording and included that the train's rate during those times ended up being 106 miles per hour. The track speed at that location is 110 mph, he said.
Frigo stated the vehicles and their particular upkeep records were examined and "no anomalies" were found. He said the train's braking system is examined Tuesday.
Once the Two-Way reported yesterday, "Amtrak claims the accident was caused whenever train 89 hit a backhoe from the paths, derailing the lead motor. The railway service claims approximately 341 passengers and seven team people had been on board at the time."