NYC accident puts 2015 train crash meeting on hold | KOB 4

NYC accident puts 2015 train crash meeting on hold Web Staff
March 13, 2018 08:56 PM

ROSWELL, N.M. -- It's been nearly two years since a deadly train crash near Roswell. Those looking for answers will have to wait longer after another accident.


Sunday night's helicopter crash in New York's East River took up the resources of the National Transportation and Safety Board. It forced a rescheduling of Tuesday's meeting to figure out what caused two freight trains to collide near Roswell in 2015.

The collision left an engineer dead and a second crew member seriously injured. A preliminary report revealed that a manually operated switch was locked into the wrong place and sent a moving train crashing into a parked one.

Investigators believe the engineer who died may have survived the crash if he didn't jump because the train's survival area was fully intact.

A date for the rescheduled meeting on the southeast New Mexico crash has not yet been made.

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