Search for black box continues
KARACHI, Nov 29:
While workers sift through the wreckage of the ill-fated Russian-made cargo plane (IL 76) that crashed in the early hours of Sunday inside a naval residential facility for its black box, a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) accident investigation team visited the site on Monday and examined the parts of the aircraft.
The CAA Safety Investigation Board’s probe team is headed by Air Commodore Khawaja Abdul Majeed and comprises Group Captain Sardar Mohammad Ilyas (technical investigator), retired group captain Mujahid Islam Khan (operations investigator) and Dr Afzal Bughio (member medical).
The investigators were looking for the flight recorder as well the voice recorder, maps, flight plans, crew papers, technical papers and any other important equipment that could help them to arrive at a conclusion about the exact cause of the crash.
Sources said that they also collected some parts and equipment that would be examined in laboratory.
CAA’s media consultant Mukhtar Ahmed Butt told Dawn on Monday that the black box, voice recorder, etc, of the cargo plane had not yet been found but the workers were carefully scanning the wreckage.
He expressed the hope that the black box would be found soon and as the crash site was a naval protected compound, it was not possible for any unauthorised person to take away any equipment, part or black box from the accident site.
The sources said that of the eight crew members of the illfated cargo plane, one was a Russian (Ulyanov Alexander) while other victims were Ukrainians.
The names of the other seven crew members are: Capt Nyzhnyk Taras (pilot in command), Capt Dyadechko Serhiy (co-pilot), Nav Shpunt Olekandr (navigator), Engineer Solodenko Yevgen (flight engineer), Red Malyy Vovodymyr (radio technician), Engr Korol Ov Viktor (engineer) and Abaturov Viacheslav (engineer).Source: DAWN