Black box of crashed plane in Pakistan found

17:43, July 31, 2010      

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The black box of the crashed plane in Pakistan's capital Islamabad Wednesday morning has been found, said a senior official with the Pakatani Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Saturday.

During an interview with a local TV channel, Junaid Amin, Director General of CAA said that the search team has found the black box on the crash site about noon time on Saturday and the black box was in a good condition.

According to Amin, the black box, a flight data recorder, will be sent to France or Germany for decoding and the final report may take months' time.

On Wednesday morning, an Airbus A321 flight of a local private airline company Airblue crashed in the Margalla Hills lying to the northeast part of the Pakistani capital city of Islamabad minutes before it was supposed to land at Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, killing all the 152 people aboard including four foreigners.

So far, it is not known what has caused the plane crash though many speculated that it could be due to bad weather as it was raining heavily when the planed crashed. The finding of the black box is vital for determining the real cause of the plane crash, which is reportedly the worst of its kind in the country's civil aviation history over the last 18 years.

Source: Xinhua


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