The two equipment, Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) were found by a team from the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) yesterday from the wreckage of the MD 83 aircraft.
This will serve as a clue to the unraveling of the cause of the crash of the Dana plane in Lagos that led to the death of 153 persons is underway with the finding of the aircraft’s black boxes yesterday. They were handed to AIB’s Director of Engineering, Emmanuel Diala, at the site of the crash.
Besides, the Agence France Presse (AFP) yesterday quoted a civil aviation chief as saying that the engines of the aircraft failed before it went down.
“They declared mayday,” Nigerian Civil Aviation chief, Harold Demuren, told AFP. “The reason was that the two engines failed.”
The clues emerged as rescuers recovered burnt human remains after the plane slammed into the neighbourhood on the northern outskirts of one of Africa’s largest cities, making it one of the country’s worst air disasters.