Investigators Recover Black Box, Video Footage from NJ Transit Crash
Photo: NJ Transit Crash at Hoboken station. (Photo via @FoxNews)
Officials have reportedly recovered a second black box and front-facing video footage from the New Jersey Transit train’s front car which crashed into the Hoboken station last week, leaving one person dead and over 100 injured.
According to ABCNews.com, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is currently investigating the crash, and the information that could be found on the black box and front-facing video could aid in the search for how and why the incident took place.
Investigators on the scene of the accident found the first event recorder—the black box—located in the rear of the train, but federal investigators revealed that it was not functional and no vital information was gathered.
Before officials from the NTSB could get the black box and front-facing video from the first train car, they had to wait until the part of the Hoboken station structure which had fallen could be cleared and deemed safe.
In total, one woman was killed on the platform and more than 100 people waiting at the Hoboken station and on the New Jersey Transit train were injured. The engineer operating the train at the time of the crash says he has no memory of the incident, according to the New York Times.
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