A-320 Parametric Flight Recorder Decoding Over


19.06.2006 14:49 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Chairman of the International Aviation Committee’s
technical commission on the investigation of Armavia-owned A-320 crash
informed that June 17, 2006 the IAC completed the decoding of the
parametric flight recorder and the synchronization of the airborne
and landline facilities. Earlier the decoding of the sound flight
recorder was completed, reported the Russian Transport Ministry’s
press service. The parametric flight recorder registered information
on 8 flight, including the last one, during the period of April 30-
May 3, 2006. The general duration of the record made some 26 hours
and 20 minutes, including the record of the last flight (1 hour and
26 minutes).

It was ascertained that the plane did not go to ruin in the air;
the engines worked till the plane crashed into the water; the fuel
was sufficient to accomplish the flight; during the last minute the
flight proceeded in a directory regime with the robot pilot turned off.

Upon completion of a complex analysis a conclusion on the cause of
the aircraft incident will be made and recommendations on safety of
flights will be given.

To remind, on May 3 night Airbus-320 owned by Armavia national carrier
crashed in the Black Sea 6 km away from Adler airport killing all of
113 people aboard, including 6 children and 8 crewmembers. Among them
were 26 Russian citizens, one Ukrainian and one Georgian citizen,
while the rest were Armenian citizens.

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