ROBOTIC DEVICE TO HELP RECOVER FLIGHT RECORDERS FROM BLACK SEA CRASH – REPORT
Airline Industry Information
May 15, 2006
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A robotic device is to be used by authorities in Russia in an attempt
to locate the flight recorders from the Armenian aircraft that crashed
in the Black Sea on 3 May.
The aircraft, which was operated by Armavia, crashed in heavy rain
and poor visibility as it was approaching the airport in Adler. A
total of 113 people are thought to have died as a result of the crash.
According to the ITAR-Tass news agency the device, which includes
a video monitor and a hydraulic apparatus that will be used to try
to lift the recorders, was being loaded onto a ship in the port of
Novorossiisk, The Associated Press reported.
In addition the Russian news agency revealed that Transport Minister
Igor Levitin said an operation to recover the flight recorders would
begin on Tuesday (16 May).