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PIA plane crash: Valuable information received from recorders

PIA plane crash: Valuable information received from recorders


Airbus, the manufacturer of A320 aircraft, has said that the AIT (accident information transmission) on Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-8303, which crashed in Karachi on May 22, has been approved for release by the Pakistan Aircraft Accident Investigation Board and the French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis  for Civil Aviation Safety. 

Airbus tweeted: “The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) were read out and analysed at BEA facilities in Paris France under the leadership of the Pakistan AAIB with participation from EASA, Safran Aircraft Engines (on behalf of CMF) and Airbus. Both recorders FDR and CVR provided valuable information for the investigation.”

A French team investigating the 22 May PIA crash has concluded its initial assessment of the black box. They have announced that the data from the black box has been downloaded and decoded, reports DAWN.

The investigation is being carried out by the French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA). On Friday, the body tweeted that the data from the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder had finished. However, the analysis is yet to be done.

They further stated that the results from the preliminary investigation will be published by Paki­stan’s Aircraft Accident and Investigation Board (AAIB). The AAIB was leading the investigation, and the current communication was on their behalf.

The Government has previously announced that the report will be published by June 22.

The manufacturer of the A320 that crashed, Airbus, had also sent at 11-member team to provide technical assistance to the investigators.

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