NTSB opens accident docket on Philadelphia Amtrak derailment.

Press Release Summary:



NTSB publicly released more than 2,000 pages of information as part of ongoing investigation of May 12, 2015, Amtrak passenger train derailment. Train #188 derailed after entering curve at 106 mph where speed is restricted to 50 mph. Of 250 passengers and 8 Amtrak employees, 8 passengers were killed and more than 200 others were transported to hospitals. Docket includes documents containing interview transcripts, letters, factual reports, photographs, and other investigative material.



Original Press Release:



NTSB Opens the Accident Docket on the Philadelphia Amtrak Derailment



WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board opened Monday the accident docket and publicly released more than 2,000 pages of information as part of the NTSB’s ongoing investigation of the May 12, 2015, Amtrak passenger train derailment in Philadelphia.



Amtrak passenger train #188 derailed, after entering a curve at 106 mph where the speed is restricted to 50 mph. Of the 250 passengers and eight Amtrak employees who were on board, eight passengers were killed and more than 200 others were transported to area hospitals.



Included in the docket are documents containing interview transcripts, letters, factual reports, photographs and other investigative material.



The public docket contains only factual information collected by NTSB investigators, and does not provide analysis, findings, recommendations or probable cause determinations. No conclusions about how or why an accident occurred should be drawn from the docket. The docket opening marks a transition in the investigative process where the majority of facts needed for the investigation have been gathered and the NTSB can move ahead with analysis of those facts. Opening the docket affords those with a need and desire for its contents the opportunity review what factual information has been gathered about the accident. Any analysis, findings, recommendations, or probable cause determinations related to the accident will be issued by the Board at a later date.



The docket material is available at: http://go.usa.gov/cEecP.



Additional material may be added to the docket as it becomes available.



This is a document release only. No interviews are being conducted.



Contact: NTSB Public Affairs

490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW

Washington, DC 20594

Peter Knudson

(202) 314-6100

peter.knudson@ntsb.gov




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