Monday, September 10, 2018

Ghatkopar crash: Canada to decode plane’s black box

Mumbai: The cockpit voice recorder (CVR), also called black box, of the King Air C90 that crashed in Ghatkopar on June 28 this year will be sent to Canada for decoding. Most CVRs are decoded in India when a crash happens here. Five persons were killed when the 12-seater twin-engine private plane crashed at an under-construction building.
Jasbir Singh of Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) said, “As per the procedures required, we will be taking it for decoding. The date when the CVR would be sent for decoding will be decided by the company decoding it.’’
Singh also did not mention how much time it would take to decode or when the investigations would be completed.
When asked how much the lab would charge for decoding, he said the AAIB won’t be paying anything as it comes under the purview of International Civil Aviation Organisation.
Another officer from AAIB said that CVRs are normally decoded in India, but since in this case the flight recorder was exposed to fire and the water sprayed by the fire brigade, the board did not want to chances.
10/09/18 Yogesh Naik/Mumbai Mirror