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Monday, December 2, 2013

NTSB LAUNCHES GO-TEAM TO NEW YORK CITY TO INVESTIGATE METRO NORTH TRAIN ACCIDENT

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a go-team to investigate the Metro North passenger train accident in New York City, which occurred at approximately 7:20 a.m. ET today.

Rail Safety Investigator Mike Flanigon will serve as the investigator-in-charge. He will lead a team consisting of investigative specialists in track, signals, mechanical systems, operations, human performance, survival factors and recorders. Specialists from the NTSB Office of Transportation Disaster Assistance are also responding to the scene. 

Board Member Earl Weener is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.