January 19, 2010

NTSB to meet on 2008 Metrolink crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a board meeting on Jan. 21 at 9:30 a.m. in its Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C., to consider a final report on the following investigation:

 

On Sept. 12, 2008, at approximately 4:22 pm (PDT), Metrolink commuter train 111 collided with a Union Pacific freight train near Chatsworth, Calif. As a result of the head-on accident, there were 25 fatalities and numerous injuries. A live and archived Webcast of the proceedings will be available on the NTSB's Website at http://www.ntsb.gov/events/Boardmeeting.htm. Technical support details are available under "Board Meetings" on the NTSB Website. To report any problems, please call 703-993-3100 and ask for Webcast Technical Support.

 

A summary of the NTSB's final report, which will include findings, probable cause and safety recommendations, will appear on the Website shortly after the conclusion of the meeting. The entire report will appear on the Website several weeks later.

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