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Ill-fated aircraft's CVR and FDR found

india Updated: May 23, 2010 17:41 IST
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The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) of the ill-fated Air India Express plane were on Sunday recovered from the crash site here and are expected to provide vital clues about the cause of the accident that left 158 passengers and crew dead.

The CVR, which provides conversation details between the pilot and air traffic control and within the cockpit, and the FDR or the 'Black Box', containing technical data, were removed from the wreckage of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft this morning, the airline sources said.

Teams, probing the worst air tragedy in the country in a decade, had begun their operations early this morning to locate the CVR and the FDR, they said.

Certain other instruments and aircraft portions, which would be of help in the investigation, have also been extricated from the plane's debris, they said.