HOBOKEN, N.J. — Five days after an NJ TRANSIT train crashed into the Hoboken terminal, killing a woman and injuring more than 100 people, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators were finally able to access the control car and retrieve data and video recorders from the lead car, CBS New York reports.
During a press briefing, NTSB officials said they expect the recorders will be able to provide investigators with “speed information, throttle positions, braking system information and about 100 other parameters.”
NTSB engineers extracting data from #Hoboken NJ Transit accident train event & video recorders; expect content characterization in few days— NTSB_Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) October 5, 2016
As previously reported, another recorder was previously recovered from the rear car, but it was not working on the day of the crash.
The NTSB also retrieved a backpack belonging to the train’s engineer and found his cellphone inside, which will also be searched to see if it contains any information pertaining to the time period during the accident. For the full story, click here.