US train engineer slammed on brakes before crash

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Rescuers gather around a derailed carriage of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia
Philadelphia - Arab Today

The engineer of a US passenger train that was traveling at more than 100 miles per hour -- twice the approved speed -- slammed on the emergency brakes just before it derailed in Philadelphia, investigators said Wednesday.

The driver engaged in a "full emergency brake application" moments before the derailment, but the train speed only decreased by a few miles per hour, Robert Sumwalt of the National Transportation Safety Board told reporters.


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