What was found in the flight data and cockpit voice recorder of the crashed Yeti ATR plane?
According to the Accident Investigation Commission, the work of analyzing and investigating the data recorder and cockpit voice recorder of the Yeti Airlines ATR-72 aircraft that crashed in Pokhara has been completed.
ATR aircraft of Yeti Airlines flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara on the 15th of January crashed while landing from the western side of the runway (Runway-12) of Pokhara International Airport.
The accident investigation commission formed by the government to investigate the accident analyzed the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder data at the Transport Safety Investigation Bureau in Singapore.
According to the member secretary of the commission, Buddhisagar Lamichhane, the coordinators, aviation experts and member secretaries of the commission were sent to analyze and investigate the data of both the data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder.
To analyze the data of the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, under the leadership of the commission, the representatives of Singapore, France, Canada and AISA also sat and analyzed the technical and human aspects, according to the commission.
Various flight and technical aspects have also been studied in the ATR ship simulator in Singapore.
From analysis and research with experts, it has been seen that the propellers of both engines on the base leg went into feather during the landing of the crashed ship. Lamichhane, member secretary of the commission, said that the commission has already carried out further investigation of the technical and human aspects as to why both engines of the ship went into the propeller feather.
It is mentioned in the press release issued by the Commission that it will take time to submit the final report and that it has also prepared to bring a preliminary report with recommendations to increase security in air security based on the analysis and research of the information and data received so far.
The plane flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara met with an accident while landing from Runway One Two on the west side of the runway of Pokhara International Airport.
Soon after, the government formed an accident investigation commission. The commission analyzed flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder data at the Transport Safety Investigation Bureau in Singapore.
The Commission’s coordinator, aviation expert and member secretary went to Singapore. They have returned to Nepal after research and analysis.
The government constituted a five-member commission of inquiry to find out the truth about the plane crash. Former secretary Nagendra Ghimire is the coordinator of the commission.
The members include aviation experts Deepak Prakash Bastola (Retired Major General) and Sunil Thapa (Retired Captain) and Air Maintenance Engineer Ekrajjung Thapa. Budhisagar Lamichhane, joint secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, is the member secretary of the commission.
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