NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


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

December 1

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.

Public Affairs Officer Keith Holloway will also be on scene in New York to coordinate media related activities. He can be reached by mobile phone at 202-557-1350 or by email at keith.holloway@ntsb.gov.

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


Office of Public Affairs
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
Keith Holloway
202-557-1350
keith.holloway@ntsb.gov

 

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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.