Second 'Black Box' From Crashed Plane Found


Second 'Black Box' From Crashed Plane Found
Chinese salvage workers found the second "black box", or flight-data recorder, from the passenger plane belonging to China Northern Airlines, which crashed on May 7 with 112 people aboard around 14:52 hours last Saturday.

Another black box - the cockpit voice recorder - from the same ill-fated plane was already discovered Tuesday afternoon.

The airline's MD-82 passenger plane plunged into Dalian Bay at 9:40 p.m. on May 7 shortly after the pilot reported a fire in the cabin.

The jet lost contact with the ground minutes after the pilot reported the fire in the cabin. The cause of the accident is being investigated.

Sources from China Northern Airlines said that there were have been no survivors among the 103 passengers and nine crew members aboard the ill-fated plane.

Up to now, only 73 bodies have been retrieved from the sea off the coast of Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province. Salvage work for other bodies is still going on.



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