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Flight TM470 black box found

Sun, 1 December 2013 18:16
by Linekela Halwoodi
News Flash

The black box of Flight TM470 that crashed in Namibia en route to Angola and killed all 34 passengers on Friday has been located and handed over to investigators.

The Namibian government this morning confirmed that search teams from the highly trained special field force found the wreckage at about 9am deep in the Bwabwata national park, on Saturday.

“All members of the search party were heavily armed because of the dangerous wild animals in the area. There were no casualties on the ground except the damage to vegetation in the immediate surroundings. The cause of the accident is not known and the investigation by the directorate of air craft accident investigation in the ministry of works and transport has started, said Namibia’s Minister of Works and Transport, Errki Nghimtina.

 Namibia as a state of occurrence will lead the investigation together with counterparts from Mozambique where the embraer A190 originated from.

The wreckage will be transported to Rundu airport to be quarantined in a hangar for a complete and detailed investigation.

As of 11am, Sunday, bodies of the passengers have begun arriving at the Eros Airport this morning where they will be processed for identification.

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