A Black Box Too Dangerous To Access Is Key To Solving Hoboken Crash
Authorities investigating Thursday's train crash in Hoboken, N.J., are having to rely on one event recorder.By Ryan Biek | October 3, 2016
Authorities investigating the cause of Thursday morning's train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey, still need to recover a black box from the scene. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, that event recorder — which is located at the front of the train — is still too dangerous to access.
The train's other data recorder has already been retrieved, but it wasn't working when the accident happened.
If the black box at the front of the train is defective, as well, New Jersey Transit could have a federal issue on its hands.