NTSB Reveals Radio Traffic Distracted Amtrak 188 Engineer

The yearlong investigation into the deadly train derailment concluded the cause to be a distraction over a report that a nearby train being hit by a rock.
1:36 | 05/17/16

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I yearlong investigation providing new answers why Amtrak train 188 jumped the tracks traveling more than 100 miles an hour twice the speed limit. Before this dangerous curve in Philadelphia. To be clear chain 188 was not struck by rocks never nevertheless another nearby train was struck by rocks just minutes before. And the consequence of this incident appear to have greatly influence the engineers actions leading up to this derailment. NTSB investigators now revealing. The engineer Brandon Bostian was distracted by radio calls reports about another commuter train on a nearby track. Hit by Iran. Which is attention diverted to the septa train. Amtrak engineer may have lost situational awareness. Investigators believe the radio transmissions and the fact. But the engineer had a colleague who lost partial sight and I walked incident may have caused him to eat these as he. Positive train control with a perfect at this acts. The crash killed eight and sent 200 to the hospital including 58 year old Robert Hewitt still in pain. I have pain Torre of course. Have problems breathing because. Almost my entire route case was shattered it didn't heal properly. The investigation also found that of those killed half of them were ejected from the train so the NTSB is now recommending that the trains have stronger windows. And engineers be retrained. About distractions. It was vicar ABC news New York.

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