New Images of Deadly Amtrak Derailment

NTSB released a report on Monday on the deadly 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, which also included new government photographs of the accident.

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Eight months after a deadly Amtrak derailment, federal investigators issued a report on factual findings, which included new pictures from the accident scene.
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The report confirms there were no issues with the track, locomotive, or signal.
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The report also confirms engineer Brandon Bostian was not using his cellphone at the time of the crash.
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Investigators are focusing on whether Bostian lost "situational awareness."
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The NTSB will hold a formal hearing in April at which they may announce a preliminary cause of the derailment.
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The release of the report is the first major development in the investigation in months.
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On the front of the locomotive, there were two round cracks in the left-size glazing panel. The right side (shown here) was cracked and in place.
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Eight people were killed in the crash and over 200 were injured. The first passenger car, shown here, was destroyed and came to rest in a grassy area.
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This is the second passenger car which came to rest on its right side. The roof and part of the top were crushed. Investigators were not able to examine the inside because lack of stability made it too dangerous.
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Exterior of the third passenger car, which also landed on its right side. At the front of the car, right corner was crushed rearward, inward, and upward. On the right side of the car, the front vestibule door was crushed rearward and inward into the vestibule. The vestibule door was not in place. There was horizontal scraping on the blue decal along the length of the car. None of the windows were in place on the right side of the car.
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Interior of the third passenger car, viewed from the front of the car. In the passenger compartment, dirt covered all interior surfaces of the car increasing in amount toward the rear of the car. Seat cushions window components were found in the baggage racks. On the right side of the car, the seats in rows 2, 4, 5, 6, and 13 were fully separated fromnthe car. Two windows were on the floor in the aisle near seat row 3. Wall panels around the windows were torn and separated from the walls. Ten seat pairs on the left side of the car and ten on the right were shifted out of their locked position
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Fourth passenger car, viewed from the front..
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Inside the fourth passenger car, there were paper and plastic strewn over the floor and counter. In the front of the car, there was a film of dirt on the floors, tables and the right side wall and ceiling. Seat cushions came off the seats, a table was ripped off the wall and behind the third table, there was a gaping hole in the bulkhead.
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Fifth passenger car, viewed from the front.
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Inside the fourth passenger car, NTSB examiners found dirt and debris, a broken pair of seats, a window on the floor and two small blood smears on one of the baggage racks.
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Exterior of sixth passenger car. On the right side, the front corner of the car was crushed upward and rearward into the side passenger door. Portions of the sheet corrugations were flattened, and there was dirt on some areas of the corrugations.
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Inside of the sixth passenger car, the front center vestibule door was jammed closed, and there were streaks of blood on the door. The door release panel was broken. There were some smears of blood on the tray table in front of the right aisle seat in row three, the left aisle seat in row three, and the right aisle seat in row seven. There were smears of blood on both aisle armrests for seating row 19. The armrests for the left side seats in rows 16 and 19 were broken. On the left side of the car, seat pairs in rows 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9-17 were shifted out of their locked position.
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Passenger car 7 exterior. On the right side of the car, there was a rectangular-shaped impression mark with brown discoloring next to the front side door. There was horizontal scraping and tears on the car's sheeting. The right rear corner of the car was bent and deformed rearward.
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