Black boxes from crashed Venezuelan airliner recovered

February 24th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by admin  

Caracas, Feb 24 (IANS) Venezuelan rescue teams, scouring the mountainous area of the Andes where a Venezuelan plane crashed Thursday for human remains and wreckages, have recovered the black boxes, Spain’s EFE news agency reported Sunday. A twin-engine turboprop aircraft of Valenzuela’s Santa Barbara Airlines with 46 passengers on board crashed onto a mountain peak of the Los Conejos plateau of the Andes some 680 km southwest of Caracas where it was headed.

The two flight data recorders were found by a group of mountain climbers and rescue team members at an altitude of some 4,200 meters, rescuers said.

The boxes contain flight data and recordings of the pilots’ conversations both with the control towers and with each other.

Ramon Vi

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