Chicago train crash caught on tape

CHICAGO (CBS) – A video posted and then removed from YouTube appears to show the moment a CTA Blue Line train jumped the tracks and slammed into an escalator at O’Hare International Airport.

The video, which appears to be from a surveillance camera at O’Hare, shows a CTA worker and a passenger talking at the top of the escalator as the train is pulling into the station. As the train derails and the head car crashes into the escalator, ending up just shy of the turnstiles, both men run out of view of the camera.

The CTA had no comment on the video, and the NTSB has not returned calls seeking comment.

The NTSB has said it is reviewing footage from 41 cameras inside the station, as well as more cameras on board the train. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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