NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

NTSB launches go-team to investigate Metro North train accident in Connecticut

May 17

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a go-team to investigate the Metro North passenger train accident in Fairfield, Connecticut that occurred at approximately 6:10 pm this evening.

Rail Safety Investigator Michael Hiller will serve as the investigator-in-charge, leading a multi-disciplinary team of NTSB personnel. The full team will arrive on scene tomorrow morning.

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

Public Affairs Officer Nicholas Worrell will also be on scene in Connecticut to coordinate media related activities. He can be reached by mobile phone at 202-557-1350.

Follow us on twitter (@ntsb) for announcements related to the investigation.

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.