Nepal plane crash: Black box will be investigated in Singapore

WorldNepal plane crash: Black box will be investigated in Singapore
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Singapore’s Transport Ministry will examine the black box of crashed Yeti Airlines flight 691 at the request of Nepal’s investigative authorities. Officials gave this information.

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The plane of ‘Yeti Airlines’ had crashed on January 15 while landing at Pokhara airport. 72 people aboard the plane were killed in the accident.

A Ministry of Transport (MoT) spokesperson said the MoT’s Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB) would help retrieve and analyze data from the flight recorders of the aircraft.

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The spokesman said on Thursday that the analysis would be done at TSIB’s ‘Flight Recorder Readout’ centre, which was established in 2007.

“All information, including the progress and findings of the investigation, will be handled by the Nepalese Investigative Authority,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying by the Straits Times.

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Flight recorders, or black boxes, record information related to a flight such as instrument warnings and audio recordings. This helps in finding out the causes of an incident.

According to the news of ‘Washington Post’, Nepal’s investigation team will leave for Singapore on Friday with the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder.

The ‘Kathmandu Post’ had told in one of its news on Wednesday that the investigation of the black box may take a week and no payment will be made for it.

MoT and Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in February 2020 for cooperation in the investigation of the plane crash, under which Singapore is investigating these black boxes.

“The MoU covers the use of test facilities and equipment, including flight recorder readout facility and training, etc.,” said an MOT spokesperson.

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