Media Availability Scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday
WASHINGTON (Feb. 22, 2023) — The National Transportation Safety Board will issue its preliminary report Thursday after 10 a.m. for NTSB’s investigation into the Feb. 3 Norfolk Southern freight train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
At 1 p.m. Eastern, NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy and Robert J. Hall, director of the NTSB’s Office of Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials, will hold an on-the-record media availability at NTSB headquarters to discuss factual information from the investigation and rail safety.
On Feb. 3, at approximately 8:54 p.m., local time, eastbound Norfolk Southern Railway, general merchandise freight train 32N, derailed on main track 1 in East Palestine, Ohio. As a result of the derailment, 38 rail cars derailed.
WHAT: Media Availability with NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy and Robert J. Hall, director of the NTSB’s Office of Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. Eastern time.
WHERE: NTSB Headquarters, 490 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC, 20594
Journalists wishing to attend must RSVP by emailing
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