NTSB Recovers Data Recorders From Amtrak Train Crash

Some progress is being made in the Amtrak derailment investigation.  NTSB agents say they're trying to find out why the high speed train derailed yesterday.  The train was going 80 miles-per-hour in a 30 mile-per-hour zone.  Investigator Bella Dinh-Zarr says they're hoping the train's data recorders and interview with crew members illuminate the speed issues.  At least 3 people are confirmed to have died from their injuries.  One of the recorders was found in the rear locomotive Monday and a 2nd recorder was removed from the lead locomotive yesterday.  A preliminary review shows that the train's emergency brake was automatically activated, meaning the crew did not engage it.

Investigators are also in the process of setting up interviews with crew members in hopes they can illuminate the events leading up to the crash.

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