NTSB: Train Going Too Fast At Curve Before Wreck - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

NTSB: Train Going Too Fast At Curve Before Wreck

Posted: Updated:
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.

Mobile users you can view the slideshow here: http://tinyurl.com/lra9ud6

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.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

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.
 

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • National NewsMore>>

  • 1 student wounded in shooting at Florida high school

    1 student wounded in shooting at Florida high school

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:40:23 GMT
    Doug Engle/Ocala Star-Banner via APDoug Engle/Ocala Star-Banner via AP
    Doug Engle/Ocala Star-Banner via APDoug Engle/Ocala Star-Banner via AP

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A gunman carrying a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire at a Florida high school, wounding one student as other students and teachers piled desks and cabinets against classroom doors to make barricades. The 19-year-old suspect was later arrested and apologized as he was led away in handcuffs. Friday's shooting at Forest High School in Ocala happened on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence. A 17-year-old boy was taken ...

    More >>

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A gunman carrying a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire at a Florida high school, wounding one student as other students and teachers piled desks and cabinets against classroom doors to make barricades. The 19-year-old suspect was later arrested and apologized as he was led away in handcuffs. Friday's shooting at Forest High School in Ocala happened on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence. A 17-year-old boy was taken ...

    More >>
  • CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce

    CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:34:09 GMT
    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its warning about an E. coli outbreak connected to romaine lettuce to cover all forms of romaine, including whole heads and hearts of romaine grown in the Yuma, Arizona, growing area. A previous warning was limited to chopped forms of romaine, including salads and salad mixes. The CDC based the new warning on eight new cases of acute gastroenteritis at a correctional facility in Nome, Alaska, that appear to be c...More >>
    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its warning about an E. coli outbreak connected to romaine lettuce to cover all forms of romaine, including whole heads and hearts of romaine grown in the Yuma, Arizona, growing area. A previous warning was limited to chopped forms of romaine, including salads and salad mixes. The CDC based the new warning on eight new cases of acute gastroenteritis at a correctional facility in Nome, Alaska, that appear to be c...More >>
  • Off-duty LAPD officer charged with murder in DUI crash

    Off-duty LAPD officer charged with murder in DUI crash

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:07:07 GMT

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) - An off-duty Los Angeles police officer has been charged with murder in a fiery freeway crash that killed three people.    Prosecutors say Edgar Verduzco also was charged Friday with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in connection with the Sept. 26 crash.  Verduzco appeared in court Friday but didn't enter a plea. The name of his attorney wasn't immediately known. Police said Verduzco was 

    More >>

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) - An off-duty Los Angeles police officer has been charged with murder in a fiery freeway crash that killed three people.    Prosecutors say Edgar Verduzco also was charged Friday with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in connection with the Sept. 26 crash.  Verduzco appeared in court Friday but didn't enter a plea. The name of his attorney wasn't immediately known. Police said Verduzco was 

    More >>
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • 'CHiPs' TV star Estrada donates police dog to Idaho agency

    'CHiPs' TV star Estrada donates police dog to Idaho agency

    Saturday, April 21 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-04-21 18:40:35 GMT

    ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) - "CHiPs" actor Erik Estrada has donated a drug dog to an east Idaho police agency where he's a reserve police officer.    The Rexburg Standard Journal report ed in a story on Friday that the star of the 1970s TV series about California Highway Patrol officers donated a 3-year-old German Shepherd-Malinois narcotics dog named Mako to the St. Anthony Police Department.

    More >>

    ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) - "CHiPs" actor Erik Estrada has donated a drug dog to an east Idaho police agency where he's a reserve police officer.    The Rexburg Standard Journal report ed in a story on Friday that the star of the 1970s TV series about California Highway Patrol officers donated a 3-year-old German Shepherd-Malinois narcotics dog named Mako to the St. Anthony Police Department.

    More >>
  • Spokane police, firefighters respond to vehicle in river; no car recovered

    Spokane police, firefighters respond to vehicle in river; no car recovered

    Saturday, April 21 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-04-21 18:17:08 GMT

    Spokane Police and firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle in the river Saturday morning near Helena and Sinto. A caller reported damage to a guardrail, skid marks and some car parts scattered along the Spokane River's banks. When emergency crews arrived on scene, no car was found. Spokane police used their drone as well as Spokane County Sheriff's Office helicopter Air 1 to search the river nearby, but were not able to locate anything.

    More >>

    Spokane Police and firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle in the river Saturday morning near Helena and Sinto. A caller reported damage to a guardrail, skid marks and some car parts scattered along the Spokane River's banks. When emergency crews arrived on scene, no car was found. Spokane police used their drone as well as Spokane County Sheriff's Office helicopter Air 1 to search the river nearby, but were not able to locate anything.

    More >>
  • Washington State Patrol bomb-sniffing dog recovering

    Washington State Patrol bomb-sniffing dog recovering

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-04-21 17:51:26 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A Washington State Patrol bomb-sniffing dog is recovering after inhaling something that caused an internal infection that required an operation.    KING-TV reports in a story on Friday that Sonyi will possibly be ready to return to work in early May.    Trooper Scott Legler says Sonyi in January inhaled something that made him sick while working at the ferry docks in Snohomish County.

    More >>

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A Washington State Patrol bomb-sniffing dog is recovering after inhaling something that caused an internal infection that required an operation.    KING-TV reports in a story on Friday that Sonyi will possibly be ready to return to work in early May.    Trooper Scott Legler says Sonyi in January inhaled something that made him sick while working at the ferry docks in Snohomish County.

    More >>