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Sunday, July 12, 2015

A Month On, Dornier Data Recorder Found 950 Metres Under Sea

Do-228 MPAOver a month after the Coast Guard’s Dornier aircraft went missing, setting in motion an unrelenting and uninterrupted search operation involving ships, submarines, advanced remotely operated vessels, planes and satellites, the efforts finally succeeded on Friday with the recovery of the flight data recorder (FDR), cockpit voice recorder and the wheel of the aircraft from about a kilometer under sea off the Pichavaram coast in Cuddalore district.

However, there was still no information on the fate of the three crew members who were on board the aircraft when it vanished from the radar on June 8.

The FDR, the cockpit voice recorder as well as the wheel were lying at a depth of about 950 metres in the sea, at a spot about 37 km off the coast of the Pichavaram mangroves, said SP Sharma, Coast Guard commander.

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