Coast Guard Will Keep Searching for Missing Crew : IG Sharma

Coast Guard IG Satya Prakash Sharma said that the recovered Flight Data Recorder would be sent to Hindustan Aeronautics for decoding.

Published: 14th July 2015 03:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th July 2015 03:50 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:  Search to find the missing crew aboard the Indian Coast Guard Dornier aircraft will continue, said Coast Guard IG Satya Prakash Sharma on Monday.

Speaking to media persons here, Sharma said they have recovered aircraft’s Flight Data Recorder, Cockpit Voice Recorder, two engines, propellers, tail and tail cone, airframe parts, single-line replacement unit, parts of the fuselage and part of the landing gear, owing to the search by the Reliance vessel Olympic Canyon.

The parts were recovered from a depth of about 990 metres and 17 nautical miles southeast of Cuddalore,  he said.

Sharma said the FDR was currently in the Meenambakkam air station in Chennai and would be sent to Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd for decoding. “Analysis of the recording will reveal what had happened on the plane. Only after that would we be able to conclude anything”, he said, responding to queries and adding that the data currently available was not conclusive yet.

The search area has been widened to 500 m x 500 m after the debris was discovered, he added.

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