READ IT: Preliminary report on Dupont Amtrak derailment released - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

READ IT: Preliminary report on Dupont Amtrak derailment released

Posted: Updated:
ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share
DUPONT, Wash. -

A preliminary report released on Wednesday on the train derailment in Dupont last month shows six seconds prior to the derailment, an engineer made a comment regarding "an over speed condition." 

Investigators were able to download the lead locomotive's data and video to show:

  • Inward-facing video with audio captured the crew’s actions and their conversations. A forward-facing video with audio captured conditions in front of the locomotive as well as external sounds.
  • The crew was not observed to use any personal electronic devices during the timeframe reviewed.
  • About 6 seconds prior to the derailment, the engineer made a comment regarding an over speed condition.
  • The engineer’s actions were consistent with the application of the locomotive’s brakes just before the recording ended. It did not appear the engineer placed the brake handle in emergency-braking mode.
  • The recording ended as the locomotive was tilting and the crew was bracing for impact.
  • The final recorded speed of the locomotive was 78 mph.

The report also notes that 2 miles before the derailment, a 30-mph speed sign was posted on the engineer's side of the track to remind the crews of the upcoming speed restriction from 79 mph to 30 mph. 

"The 55-year-old engineer had been working for Amtrak since May 2004 and had been promoted to engineer in August 2013," the report states. "The other crewmember in the cab of the locomotive was a 48-year-old “qualifying” conductor who was being familiarized with the territory. This conductor had been working for Amtrak since June 2010 and had been promoted to conductor in November 2011."

The NTSB has not yet been able to interview either operating crewmember of the lead locomotive due to their injuries sustained in the accident.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-05-26 18:33:58 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) - Engineers say damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely.    Hawaii News Now reports boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial. 

    >>

    HONOLULU (AP) - Engineers say damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely.    Hawaii News Now reports boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial. 

    >>
  • Racist flyers pop up all over downtown Spokane again

    Racist flyers pop up all over downtown Spokane again

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:33:48 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. These flyers were found once again on Saturday placed all over downtown Spokane. Back in March, a group called Identity Evropa put racist posters on Eastern Universities campus. Roberto Rodriguez was walking downtown and happened to catch a glimpse of the flyers "With these posters my thoughts on them is why are we having them up?" questioned Rodriguez. Roberto understands that groups have the right to free speech. But Roberto wants...

    >>

    Spokane, Wash. These flyers were found once again on Saturday placed all over downtown Spokane. Back in March, a group called Identity Evropa put racist posters on Eastern Universities campus. Roberto Rodriguez was walking downtown and happened to catch a glimpse of the flyers "With these posters my thoughts on them is why are we having them up?" questioned Rodriguez. Roberto understands that groups have the right to free speech. But Roberto wants...

    >>
  • Man refused beer on American Airlines flight starts midair brawl

    Man refused beer on American Airlines flight starts midair brawl

    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-05-26 22:18:39 GMT
    Photo: Bill BolducPhoto: Bill Bolduc

    MIAMI - An American Airlines passenger on a flight from Saint Croix to Miami caused a commotion in midair Wednesday when he was refused beer. The whole ordeal was caught on camera by a fellow passenger. The passenger, identified as Jason Felix in court documents, was on American Airlines flight 1293.

    >>

    MIAMI - An American Airlines passenger on a flight from Saint Croix to Miami caused a commotion in midair Wednesday when he was refused beer. The whole ordeal was caught on camera by a fellow passenger. The passenger, identified as Jason Felix in court documents, was on American Airlines flight 1293.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Police: Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee

    Police: Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee

    Sunday, May 27 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-05-27 17:52:13 GMT
    Photo: Volusia County Sheriff's OfficePhoto: Volusia County Sheriff's Office

    DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say a woman who was beaten and held captive for two days at gunpoint by her boyfriend escaped when she convinced him bring their dog to an animal hospital - and then slipped a note to a staff member. The Daytona Beach News-Journal quotes the Volusia County Sheriff's Office as saying 39-year-old Jeremy Floyd was arrested at DeLand Animal Hospital. He is being held without bond on domestic violence and other charges.

    >>

    DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say a woman who was beaten and held captive for two days at gunpoint by her boyfriend escaped when she convinced him bring their dog to an animal hospital - and then slipped a note to a staff member. The Daytona Beach News-Journal quotes the Volusia County Sheriff's Office as saying 39-year-old Jeremy Floyd was arrested at DeLand Animal Hospital. He is being held without bond on domestic violence and other charges.

    >>
  • Under scrutiny, Weinstein prosecutor has a case to prove

    Under scrutiny, Weinstein prosecutor has a case to prove

    Sunday, May 27 2018 1:42 PM EDT2018-05-27 17:42:15 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Pursuing a rape case against Harvey Weinstein could put any prosecutor under a microscope, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is already there.    A state investigation has been examining how Vance handled and decided not to prosecute a groping allegation against Weinstein three years ago.

    >>

    NEW YORK (AP) - Pursuing a rape case against Harvey Weinstein could put any prosecutor under a microscope, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is already there.    A state investigation has been examining how Vance handled and decided not to prosecute a groping allegation against Weinstein three years ago.

    >>
  • Lawsuit: Man contracted E. coli at Nampa Papa Murphy's

    Lawsuit: Man contracted E. coli at Nampa Papa Murphy's

    Sunday, May 27 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-05-27 17:25:30 GMT

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - A local Idaho man has joined eight others across the country in suing Papa Murphy's and other top food chains for allegedly contracting E. coli after visiting one of pizza chain's locations. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that William Whitt is part of a federal lawsuit claiming he contracted E. coli days after eating a salad from a Papa Murphy's in Nampa in March.

    >>

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - A local Idaho man has joined eight others across the country in suing Papa Murphy's and other top food chains for allegedly contracting E. coli after visiting one of pizza chain's locations. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that William Whitt is part of a federal lawsuit claiming he contracted E. coli days after eating a salad from a Papa Murphy's in Nampa in March.

    >>