Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)

Cockpit Voice Recorder retrieved from PX 073

Minister for Civil Aviation, Alfred Manase, announced this recently.

The CVR is a vital device for investigators as they aim to find out the circumstances behind the crash landing of PX Flight 073 in the Chuuk Lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

The Minister said the CVR was retrieved at 1:40pm on Friday 5th October by US Navy divers.

The CVR preserves the recent history of the sounds in and around the cockpit, including communication between the aircraft and air traffic control and the conversations of the pilots.