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NTSB: No evidence Amtrak crew was using any electronic devices

New details have been released in the Amtrak derailment investigation.

Posted: Dec. 23, 2017 1:09 PM

DUPONT, Wa. (KGW/KING) - The NTSB released more details about Monday’s deadly Amtrak derailment near DuPont.

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The safety organization was able to download data and video recording from the locomotive. The findings from an initial review of the data is below:

- The final recorded speed of the locomotive was 78 mph.

- The crew was not observed to use any personal electronic devices during the timeframe reviewed.

- About six seconds prior to the derailment, the engineer made a comment regarding an over speed condition.

- The engineer’s actions were consistent with the application of the locomotive’s brakes just before the recording ended. It did not appear the engineer placed the brake handle in emergency-braking mode.

- The recording ended as the locomotive was tilting and the crew was bracing for impact.

The NTSB says the entire investigation is expected to last 12-24 months.

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