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A member of the National Transportation Safety Board says investigators plan to conduct interviews Monday or Tuesday with the engineer and conductor of the train involved in a fatal derailment in New York City. A member of the National Transportation Safety Board says investigators plan to conduct interviews Monday or Tuesday with the engineer and conductor of the train involved in a fatal derailment in New York City.

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YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board says a train that derailed in New York City was traveling 82 mph as it approached 30 mph zone.
    
The Metro-North Railroad commuter train jumped the tracks Sunday morning along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops from 70 mph to 30 mph. Four passengers died.
    
National Transportation Safety Board investigators on Monday mined the train's data recorders, shedding light on such things as the train's speed and the use of its brakes. It says it's not aware of any problem with the train's brakes.
    
The investigators have also sought to question the engineer and conductor for clues. The rail employees union says engineer William Rockefeller was injured in the wreck and is cooperating with investigators.

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NEW YORK (AP) - A member of the National Transportation Safety Board says investigators plan to conduct interviews Monday or Tuesday with the engineer and conductor of the train involved in a fatal derailment in New York City.
    
The crash Sunday killed four people and injured more than 60 others.
    
The NTSB's Earl Weener said Monday at the crash site that a second data recorder was found in the train's front car and has been sent to Washington for analysis.
    
Weener said investigators are looking for information on the speed of the train, how the brakes were applied and the throttle setting.
    
The other recorder was found earlier in the rear locomotive.
    
Weener says they've already had some success in retrieving data. But the information has to be validated before it's made public.
 

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