Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Black Boxes of Crashed Columbia Air plane Found
The flight data and cockpit recorders- also known as "the black boxes" of the Brazilian
plane that crashed in Columbia has been found.
The recorders will assist investigators in unraveling the fault that led to the crash.
71 out of the 78 people on board lost their lives in the incident which occurred close to Medellin's Jose Maria Cordova Int'l Airport.
The victims were scheduled to play on Wednesday in the first of a two-game Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional of Medellin.
Aviation authorities said the British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane, operated by a Bolivian charter airline named Lamia, declared an emergency at 10 pm on Monday (0830 IST Tuesday) due to an electrical failure.
Argentina's state news agency said the plane that crashed had earlier been used to transport Messi and the Argentina national team earlier in November. The aircraft has also reportedly transported Venezuela's national squad and several top teams from Bolivia.