Both black boxes of a Pakistani International Airlines plane crashed on Friday near Karachi were found, an airline spokesman said on Saturday.
“The black box was found late last night, we pass it on to the commission of inquiry,” airline spokesman Abdullah Khan told Dev Discourse, adding that both the flight recorder and the voice recorder of the cockpit were found.
A Pakistani International Airlines Airbus A-320 plane with 99 passengers crashed into a residential area of Karachi on Friday afternoon after trying to land at the airport twice. Onboard there were 91 passengers and eight crew members. The Sindh Health Ministry in Pakistan confirmed the deaths of 97 people on Saturday. Two passengers on the plane survived.
To investigate the circumstances of the tragedy, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan created a special commission. Aircraft manufacturer Airbus also offered its assistance in the investigation.
In turn, the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan reported that the recorders will be sent to the manufacturer, the decryption may take several weeks.
The Airbus A320 flew out of Lahore at 08:05 and an hour and a half later made an attempt to land.