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NTSB Issues O’Hare Train Crash Report

NTSB Issues O’Hare Train Crash Report

Photo: Associated Press/Andrew A. Nelles

A preliminary report by federal safety investigators says there wasn’t enough distance between an automatic emergency braking mechanism and the end of a train track at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday released its preliminary report into the March 24 crash at the airport’s underground station. It says the train was traveling at 26 mph when it passed a “trip stop,” activating an emergency braking system. But there wasn’t enough distance between the signal and the end of the platform given the train’s speed.

The train operator admitted to nodding off before the crash; she was fired last week.

The NTSB says the crash caused $9.1 million in damage.

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