Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Germanwings: the black box is found damaged, but … – The World

The black box exhumed the remains of the Airbus A320 for Germanwings company that crashed Tuesday in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is damaged but will likely be analyzed, said the interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve on RTL. Research has resumed Wednesday morning March 25 in the area of ​​the municipality of Meolans Revel in the massive Three Dioceses. According to the minister, “terrorist hypothesis is not privileged, the plane likely did not explode,” .

The Bureau of Investigation and Analysis (BEA located at Le Bourget Airport) “received the box damaged, but is thought to be exploitable. Probably in two stages. If there are voices, [it will be] quite quickly. Then, if it comes to analyzing the sounds, it can take several weeks, but it’s a job that will perhaps give us the explanation “, said the Secretary of State for Transportation Alain Vidal on Europe 1

Read also:. What we know of the Airbus A320 crash in the Alps

“CVR” (Cockpit Voice Recorder), the flight recorder “Sound” was found, provides access to the conversations between the captain and the pilot, but also to all the sounds heard in the advertisements cockpit, and alarms that could possibly sound. Extensive acoustic analysis would also help to know, for example, engine speed. The second black box, called “FDR” (Flight Data Recorder), recording flight data is still being sought.

Only operate the two recorders will understand with certainty the exact circumstances of the accident. Because the FDR records, he, second by second, all parameters over a period of twenty-five flight hours (speed, altitude, trajectory, etc.). The BEA, responsible for the technical safety investigation, shall hold a press conference at its headquarters on Wednesday 16 hours at Le Bourget (Seine-Saint-Denis).

Germanwings Airbus A320 had to make a link between Barcelona (Spain) and Düsseldorf (Germany) with 144 passengers on board, mostly Germans and Spaniards, and six crew members.


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