Asiana Flight 214 Black Boxes Recovered, Appear Intact
(WASHINGTON) — The black boxes from Asiana Flight 214 which crash landed at San Francisco International Airport Saturday have been recovered and sent to the National Transportation Safety Board’s Washington headquarters.
The flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, more commonly known as black boxes, were found in good condition and may yield critical information that may help determine why the Boeing 777 crashed, killing two 16-year-old Chinese students and wounding almost 200 others.
The recorders arrived at the NTSB lab at 9 a.m. Sunday morning.
“We hope that there is good data, good information on those,” said NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman.
Meanwhile, investigators at the airport continue to comb through the burned out remains of the plane looking for clues. “We have teams that will be looking at aircraft operations and human performance, survival factors and we’ll be looking at the aircraft,” Hersman said. “We’ll be looking at power plans, systems and structures.”
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