Adam Air To Retrieve Black Box From New Year's Day Crash | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 12.05.16

Airborne 12.06.16

Airborne 12.07.16

Airborne 12.08.16

Airborne 12.09.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 12.05.16

Airborne 12.06.16

Airborne 12.07.16

Airborne 12.08.16

Airborne 12.09.16

Mon, May 28, 2007

Adam Air To Retrieve Black Box From New Year's Day Crash

Has Deal With Salvage Firm, To Start Work In July

It was a crash that took 102 lives that has yet to see closure for the families, as well as the aviation community.

Reuters reported that Indonesian budget carrier Adam Air is close to signing on with a salvage firm to retrieve the black box of Adam Air's ill-fated Flight 574, a Boeing 737-400.

As reported by ANN, Indonesian rescue teams searched for the missing Adam Air Boeing that went down New Year's Day.

Late January, the USNS Mary Sears, searching off the western coast of Sulawesi island, detected what the US Navy believed to be signals from the cockpit voice and flight data recorders of the aircraft, but those recorders were never retrieved, as ANN reported.

"We have a deal with US-based Phoenix International to retrieve the black box," Adam Air chief executive Adam Suherman told Reuters. "The plan will go ahead in early July."

He added, "Retrieving the black box would not only serve the interest of Adam Air but would serve the interest of the aviation community in general."

Experts said in January that retrieving the flight recorder, set up to give off a signal for 30 days to aid detection, may be difficult and it could be lying in waters as deep as 5,600 ft.

Locating the black box may be even more challenging as it may have shifted or may be buried under sediment.

The 17-year-old plane was heading from Surabaya, in East Java, to Manado in northern Sulawesi, when it vanished in bad weather. The plane made no distress call, although the pilot reported concerns over crosswinds.

Metal fragments, including the plane's tail section, were found on the bottom of the ocean floor January 12 and confirmed to be from the wreckage of an Adam Air 737, as ANN reported.

FMI: www.adamair.co.id, www.phnx-international.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 12.08.16: Trump v AF1, Gordon Bennett Cup '17, Skydiving At Casa Grande

Also: Intoxicated Pilot, Seaplane Pilots, AEA/EASA, Drones As Lifesavers, ISS Update, T-50A Flight Ops, Safran President-elect, Donald Trump set the world of aviation and the media>[...]

City Of Orlando Rewrites Drone Code, Still Tries to Supplant FAA

Cites Explosive Growth Of Hobby Aircraft, Advances In Technology The City of Orlando, FL has rewritten the section of its municipal code dealing with unmanned aircraft in light of >[...]

Search Continues For Missing Marine In Japan

Ejected From F/A-18 Hornet Off The Coast Of Japan Wednesday The Marine Corps is continuing its search for a pilot who went missing after ejecting from his F/A-18 Hornet Wednesday o>[...]

Airborne 12.07.16: SpaceShipTwo Free Flt, Newest Tecnam, Hurricane Hunters Move

Also: Chelan Seaplanes Debacle, Electrifying E-Fest, Delta's New Airbus, Orion Update, ACSS NXT-700, Flyht, Duncan Aviation The newest SpaceShipTwo flew free of its mother ship for>[...]

Airborne 12.08.16: Trump v AF1, Gordon Bennett Cup '17, Skydiving At Casa Grande

Also: Intoxicated Pilot, Seaplane Pilots, AEA/EASA, Drones As Lifesavers, ISS Update, T-50A Flight Ops, Safran President-elect, Donald Trump set the world of aviation and the media>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC