NTSB hoping to recover New Jersey train’s second data recorder

Source: (William Sun via AP)

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) – The National Transportation Safety Board says it is still hoping that a second data recorder from last week’s train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey was functioning.

Investigators believe the recorder is under a collapsed section of the train station’s roof.

According to the NTSB this data recorder is from a newer passenger car and could provide information on the train’s speed, use of breaks and throttle position.

Another event data recorder that was supposed to record the train’s speed and braking information wasn’t working.

Investigators said the nonfunctional data recorder was over 20 years old.

The train’s engineer identified as Thomas Gallagher has no memory of the crash.

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