No release of Sukhoi cockpit recordings: KNKT
The National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) says it will not release the cockpit conversations recovered from the Sukhoi jet that crashed in West Java on May 9.
The plane’s cockpit voice recorder (CVR) was meant to record flight errors so pilots could learn from others mistakes and not to place blame for the accident, KNKT chief Tatang Kurniadi said.
The CVR, which records cockpit conversations, will be analyzed along with the Sukhoi's recently discovered flight data recorder (FDR), which records a plane’s speed, pitch and altitude.
"Once the FDR has been analyzed, all we have to do is match the CVR and FDR findings together," Tatang said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.
It would only take a day to download data from the FDR, although its analysis would take up to a year, Tatang sai.
The Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed during an exhibition flight near Mt. Salak, West Java, killing all 45 on board, including 35 Indonesians, eight Russians, an American and a French national. (png/iwa)