The Canadian Press

1997-09-05 | Via-Crash

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One person, a woman from Brooklyn, New York, died when a Via Rail train derailed near Biggar, Saskatchewan. More than 60 others were injured. A few days later Via spokesman Paul Cote made a startling announcement -- the train's engineers had disabled an alarm warning of an overheated wheel bearing just before the crash.

Date: 1997-09-05
Placeline: Montreal, QC, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << a decision was taken to unplug a wire activates an alarm system we don't know under what conditions this decision was made we don't know who made that decision this is what we are currently investigating jointly with the transportation safety board >>

Clip ID: 19970905CPCN001