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Board Meeting : Amtrak accident near DuPont, Washington
NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center
5/21/2019 1:00 PM

​The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday its intention to hold a board meeting May 21, 2019, 1 p.m. (ET), to determine the probable cause of the Dec. 18, 2017, Amtrak accident near DuPont, Washington.

Three passengers were killed and 65 others including passengers, crew and occupants of highway vehicles were injured when Amtrak train 501, traveling at 78 mph, derailed from a highway overpass near DuPont, Washington. The accident happened during the first regular passenger service trip on a single main track near milepost 19.86. The lead locomotive, the power car and two passenger railcars derailed onto Interstate 5, and eight highway vehicles came into contact with the derailed equipment.

Previously released information about the accident investigation is available at https://go.usa.gov/xEsHk. 

WHO:  NTSB investigative staff and board members.

WHAT:  An open to the public board meeting.

WHERE:  NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center, 420 10th St., SW, Washington, DC.

WHEN:  Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 1 p.m. (EDT). 

HOW:  Media covering the meeting in person are asked to be in place no later than 12:45 p.m. on the day of the event. The public meeting will also be webcast.  A link for the webcast will be available at http://ntsb.windrosemedia.com/ shortly before the start of the meeting.

Webcast

NTSB public events are also streamed via live webcast. Webcasts are archived for a period of 3 months from the date of the meeting. Webcast archives are generally available by the end of the event day for public meetings, and by the end of the next day for technical conferences.

If you wish to obtain a copy of an NTSB meeting, please contact the NTSB Records Management Division at (202) 314-6551,  or 800-877-6799. You may also request this information from the NTSB website,  or write to the following: National Transportation Safety Board, Records Management Division (CIO-40), 490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC 20594.




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