Indonesia starts investigating Sukhoi`s black box contents

Indonesia starts investigating Sukhoi`s black box contents

the black box or Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR). (ANTARA/Ismar Patrizki)

"The investigation or downloading of the black box should be conducted in Indonesia."
Bogor, West Java  (ANTARA News) - Indonesia has started investigating or downloading the black box or Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) `s contents of the ill-fated Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) on Wednesday, said official of the National Committee for Transportation Safety (KNKT).

"The investigation or downloading of the black box should be conducted in Indonesia in accordance with the international regulation about flight safety," head of KNKT Tatang Kurniadi made the confirmation in a press conference here on Wednesday.

In addition, the Indonesian government has also made coordination with the Russian government relating to downloading of the black box contents, he said.

Meanwhile, five members of the Army`s Special Force Command (Kopassus) led by First Lieutenant Taufik Akbar retrieved the black box from a ravine of Mount Salak, on Tuesday, around 100 meters away from the plane`s shredded tail.

The CVR was flown by a helicopter to Halim from Bogor, West Java, after being officially handed over by Chairman of the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) Vice Marshal Daryatmo to Head of the National Committee of Transportation Safety (KNKT) Tatang Kurniadi at Pasir Pogor Square, Bogor.

According to Daryatmo, another one that has not yet been found is the Flight Data Recorder (FDR).

The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) arrived at Halim Perdanakusuma air force base on Wednesday.

The Russian-made SSJ-100 with 45 people on board - eight Russians, 35 Indonesians, one Frenchman, and one American - was on a demonstration flight when it crashed into Mount Salak in Bogor district, West Java, on Wednesday (May 9) afternoon.
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