The National Transportation Safety Board met in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to report its findings from the investigation into last May's Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight people and injured 200 others.

The board concluded that the Train 188 engineer was distracted in the moments leading up to the crash, when the train sped up to more than 100 mph, twice the speed limit on the Frankford Junction curve.

He lost "situational awareness" when he was distracted by radio chatter, the safety board said.

The board also made recommendations about Amtrak's training and operating procedures, and Philadelphia's preparedness for major disasters.

Read below for a recap of the hearing from reporters @jasmlaughlin and @JonathanTamari and editor @danielrubin.