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Air India flight crash | Flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder recovered, says DGCA

The recovered components are a part of the airplane’s black box and will help investigators understand and analyse the circumstances that led to the Air India plane crash.

August 08, 2020 / 08:51 PM IST

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has recovered the digital flight data recorder (DFDR) and cockpit voice recorder from the fateful Air India Express flight that crashed while landing in Kozhikode on August 7.

DGCA officials informed on August 8: “The Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) has been recovered from the aircraft. Floorboard is being cut to retrieve Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR).”

The recovered components are a part of the airplane’s black box and will help investigators understand and analyse the circumstances that led to the Air India plane crash.

At least 18 people, including the pilot and the co-pilot, were killed in the August 7 accident. The Air India Express flight IX 1344 had overshot the runway at the Karipur tabletop airport and fallen into a deep gorge before splitting into two. The accident took place around 7.41 pm when the Air India flight was making a descent with 190 passengers on board.

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