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Washington / Train Derailment #1118956

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(DuPont, Washington: Clayton Sandell) The initial investigation of the derailment of Amtrak train 501 in Washington state on a new route with cars crashing onto the interstate featured; scenes shown of the wrecked train; details given about the speed issue, the positive train control system {PCS} that was not activated on this train. [NTSB's Bella DINH-ZARR†- talks about the emergency brake activation.] [Passenger Charlie HEEBLER‡, motorist Dan KONZELMAN†- react to what happened. The NTSB recovery of two data recorders discussed.

Muir, David;
Sandell, Clayton

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