Amtrak derailment

NEW YORK (AP) — An 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. Engineer Brandon Bostian told investigators three days after the May 12, 2015, crash that he recalled radio traffic […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The engineer driving an Amtrak train wasn’t using his cellphone to talk, text or download data just before the train derailed in Philadelphia last month, safety investigators said Wednesday, deepening the mystery of what caused the accident that killed eight and injured about 200. In an updated report, the National Transportation Safety […]

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal authorities said they are uncertain if anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train before it derailed in Philadelphia last week, but they have not ruled out the possibility. Investigators, however, said they are certain a gunshot did not strike the train before the May 12 derailment, which killed eight people […]