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(CNN)Investigators are learning more about the speeding Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight and sending over 200 to the hospital, but the jury is still out on the big questions.
Why did the train accelerate as it approached a curve? Did the engineer cause the train to speed up, or was there a mechanical failure? Was there something about the track that caused the crash?
They don't know yet what caused the train to accelerate to more than 100 mph. Sumwalt said 65 seconds before the end of the recording, the train speed went above 70 mph, and then steadily increased.
originally posted by: carewemust
originally posted by: tigertatzen
a reply to: carewemust
That is nothing less than terrifying.
if this was indeed just a test run by a terrorist, a lot of people will start driving their cars again, out of fear and caution.
originally posted by: galaga
I really hope it's not some "remote control" type terrorism. Because whomever is doing this will do it with airplanes.
And that could put this country at a standstill.
Why can't airlines seize control of doomed jets from the ground? The technology exists but pilots and companies refuse to use it
Technology that might have averted Alps tragedy has existed for years but has been resisted by aviation industry
'Uninterruptible autopilot system' would allow ground controllers to activate mode that cannot be turned off on jet
But support has stalled amid fears of dangers of eliminating pilots and possibilities of so-called cyber-hijacks
The “uninterruptible” autopilot would be activated – either by pilots, by onboard sensors, or even remotely via radio or satellite links by government agencies like the Central Intelligence Agency, if terrorists attempt to gain control of a flight deck.
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: Reverbs
they were, they still are, and they will continue to do so now at an ever increasing pace now that the state Department just openly threatened Russian cities by alluding to "terrorist revenge" from their OPS in Aleppo, Syria
originally posted by: Reverbs
I can't remember the other events off the top of my head, but it was like the US and Russia were going back and forth in some sort of tit for tat spy games..
originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
It could be. The Obama Administration has been taking a very hostile attitude towards Russia recently. This could easily be retaliation for something the US did to them.
originally posted by: eNumbra
Did someone just get activated?
Hazardous materials Warning for...
THE UNITED STATES
And what is so freaking important about Syria anyway?
originally posted by: lordcomac
Only one mention of the clear Dr.Seuss reference?
Would you, Could you, On a plane?
Would you Could you, to the Grain?
Would you, Could you, in the Rain?
Would you, Could you, to the Drain?
If "they" are after infrastructure, there's no shortage here.
Of course, being conspiracy-minded, I'd say we see which candidate starts talking about stopping these attacks by taking away more of our rights- and we've got a prime suspect for who is behind them.