by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:
The Amtrak crash earlier this week that left eight people dead and scores injured remains under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.
According to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter there is no rational reason for why the train would have sped up to 106 miles per hour in the immediate seconds preceding the crash.
“I don’t think that any commonsense, rational person would think that it was OK to travel at that level of speed knowing that there was a pretty significant restriction on how fast you could go through that turn.” Board member Robert Sumwalt said it’s unclear whether the speed was increased manually by engineer Brandon Bostian.
Brandon Bostian, the engineer in the cab of the Amtrak engine at the time of the incident was reportedly not using his cell phone, not drinking, and not under the influence of narcotics.
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