Engineer of crashed New Jersey train says he has no memory of incident
Conductor said he didn't see anything unusual about train's speed, according to investigators
The engineer of the New Jersey commuter train that killed one person and injured 108 when it crashed into a Hoboken station on Thursday told investigators he was fully rested but has no memory of the incident, a National Transportation Safety Board official said on Sunday.
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Thomas Gallagher, a 29-year veteran of the railway who was injured when the train derailed, told investigators the train was running at 10 miles an hour (16 km/h) when it was approaching the station, NTSB Vice Chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr said during a news conference.
Data box was not working on day of crash
Dinh-Zarr also said the one data recorder recovered so far was not functioning the day of the accident. The locomotive's recorder has information on train speed.
She said Sunday she's hopeful the data recorder in the cab control car in the front of the train is functional. That has yet to be recovered.
Dinh-Zarr said the train's engineer told investigators the train was operating properly before it crashed Thursday morning.
Investigators said the conductor said he didn't see anything unusual about the train's speed.
With files from The Associated Press