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Thailand – SRT probes runaway train locomotive crash

Via: Thai PBS

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The State Railway Thailand (SRT) is conducting an investigation into an incident in Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima Thursday when a runaway locomotive ran off the track and ploughed 30 meters on the ground before stopping five meters short of a nearby housing community.

The locomotive was badly and entirely damaged (yeah, you think?) in the crash.

Without any warning, the locomotive automatically ran off, he said, forcing him to jump on board to stop the car. But the car did not stop, prompting him to jump down for safety.

The driverless locomotive then ran for seven kilometers in FULL SPEED.

But when the driverless locomotive came near a curve, it veered off the track and ploughed on the ground for 30 meters before stopping just five meters from a residential community by the rail line.

According to another mechanics Wanchai Sripha, the car was purchased for use several years ago at 70 million baht ($2.2USD).

He suspected electronic control system of the car might malfunction and therefore cause to run away automatically.

http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/srt-probes-runaway-train-locomotive-crash/

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