WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The investigation into Amtrak train 188 that derailed in Philadelphia killing 8 people last Tuesday has found that a firearm was not the cause of the locomotive’s broken windshield but is still determining whether another object caused the damage, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said via Twitter.
The FBI found no evidence of damage to #Amtrak 188 windshield that could have been caused by a firearm.— NTSB (@NTSB) May 18, 2015
NTSB has not ruled out possibility that another object may have struck the #Amtrak locomotive windshield.— NTSB (@NTSB) May 18, 2015
Additionally, the NTSB said that further updates on the investigation into the Amtrak 188 crash would be issued later this week.
On May 12, Amtrak train en route from Washington, DC to New York City sped up to 106 mph through a curve with a 50 mph speed limit and derailed. The crash killed eight people and injured more than 200. According to investigators, the engineer hit the train's emergency brake just seconds before it hit the curve.
Earlier on Monday, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced that Amtrak train service would now have to install an automated speed limit control system on all of its Northeast Corridor trains as a way to enforce speed restrictions.