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Engineer of crashed New Jersey train says he has no memory of incident

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 and has no memory of the incident, a National Transportation Safety Board official said on Sunday.

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 and has no memory of the incident. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

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.

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.

A New Jersey Transit conductor picks up paperwork at the Hoboken terminal in March. (Mary Altaffer/Associated Press)

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.

National Transportation Safety Board vice chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr speaks during a press conference near Hoboken Rail Station on Friday in New Jersey. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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.

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      With files from The Associated Press