Dana Air crash: Black Box Now in Our Custody, says AIB

June 05 03:25 2012 Print This Article

Dana Airline Crash

Report from the scene of the Dana plane crash indicates that the Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, in charge of search and rescue on monday discovered the Flight Data Recorder, FDR, and the Cockpit Voice Recorder, CVR, also known as the Black box.

The spokesman for AIB, Mr. Tunji Oketumbi who made the disclosure affirmed that the agency’s investigators recovered the black box from the scene of the crash, adding that preliminary work has commenced on how to ascertain its content.

Mr. Oketumbi further said out that  officials of AIB have started gathering evidence needed for the investigation from the components of the aircraft which would be taken to laboratory for test and detailed examination.

According to him, investigations will be carried out in collaboration with the United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which officials are expected in the country.

Mr. Oketumbi added that the NTSB, team was expected to bring along the representatives of the country of manufacture of the aircraft as well as to assist in the investigations.

He ruled out any cause of the accident being known for now, as thorough investigations will be carried out with all the components of the aircraft, which has been recovered from the crash scene.

“For now, nothing could be disclosed about the cause of the crash until the teams of investigators have completed the assignment. We also have the support of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) working in collaborating with AIB to ensure a hitch free investigation” he said.

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