Membership
Get unlimited digital access. Try it today for only $0.99.
Topics

National Transportation Safety Board

Engineer in Philadelphia Amtrak derailment has only a vague memory of the crash

Engineer in Philadelphia Amtrak derailment has only a vague memory of the crash

Three days after a passenger train derailed in Philadelphia last year, investigators met with a groggy, banged-up Amtrak engineer who had become the center of a great mystery.

Eight people were killed and more than 200 were injured on May 12 when Amtrak train No. 188 -- headed from Washington to New York -- suddenly tumbled from its rails while speeding through a 50-mph curve at 106 mph.

It was one of America’s deadliest train crashes in years. Passenger cars crumpled like soda cans as sparks showered around the train. Passengers slammed into windows, ceilings and chairs.

But engineer Brandon Bostian didn’t remember any of it, according to investigative...

Loading
66°