Train crash driver ‘not on phone’

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Published: Wednesday 10th June 2015 by The News Editor

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The engineer driving an Amtrak train was not using his mobile phone in the moments before the train derailed in Philadelphia last month, deepening the mystery of what caused the accident.

Eight people were killed and about 200 more injured in the May 12 derailment.

An updated report by the National Transportation Safety Board says its analysis of phone records “does not indicate that any calls, texts or data usage occurred during the time the engineer was operating the train”.

The agency also said the engineer, Brandon Bostian, did not access the train’s Wi-Fi system while he was operating the locomotive.

Published: Wednesday 10th June 2015 by The News Editor

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