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Those recorders are especially important in this case because the data recorder in the rear of the train wasn't functioning at the time of the crash, investigators said.
That recorder, also called a "black box," was manufactured in 1995, which is old for such important equipment, Bella Dinh-Zarr, vice chairman of the NTSB, said over the weekend.
(CBSNew York) — Federal investigators are trying to figure out the cause of the train crash at the Hoboken station, which killed one person, injured over 100 others and caused serious damage to the terminal Thursday. Chris Christie said the NJ TRANSIT train from Spring Valley, New York was traveling at a high rate of speed when the train — carrying 250 passengers — crashed through all of the barriers, slamming into the interior wall of the Hoboken Terminal around a.m. NJ TRANSIT Train Crash: Photos | Videos | Transit Changes “The train came in at much too high rate of speed, and the question is: ‘Why is that? Witnesses said the train was moving at a high rate of speed when it failed to stop.
A woman standing on the platform was struck by debris and killed, Christie said.
Tuesday to remove the train's data and video recorders.As a millennial epicenter, Hoboken is a hub for entrepreneurial spirit and tech enthusiasts, making it an ideal host for the event.Thus, it’s no surprise that over 5,000 attendees are expected to flood Pier A Park for the first inaugural Propeller Fest, founded and produced by the founder of New Jersey Tech Meetup, Aaron Price.Southworth and another investigator, Michael Hiller, also retrieved from the front car the backpack of Tom Gallagher, the engineer who was operating the train from a cab inside the lead car at the time of the crash.
Gallagher already has told investigators his cellphone was off and stored inside his bag during the trip.Gallagher performed a brake test Thursday morning before starting the trip, but Southworth declined to say whether any evidence collected so far indicates whether the onboard alert or emergency braking systems failed leading up to the crash.