NTSB recovers flight data recorder from Atlas Air B767 crash

posted on 4th March 2019 by Justin Burns
NTSB recovers flight data recorder from Atlas Air B767 crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says it has recovered the flight data recorder (FDR) from the Atlas Air Boeing 767 Freighter that crashed in Trinity Bay in Anahuac, Texas, on 23 February.

The NTSB said on its Twitter account that the FDR is being transported to NTSB labs in Washington DC for evaluation. The NTSB posted images (pictured above) of the FDR on its Twitter account.

Recordings from the FDR will allow investigators to find out what happened prior to the freighter’s crash.

The Atlas Air B767F aircraft Flight No. 3591 was operating on behalf of Amazon from Miami to Houston crashed into the water on Saturday (23 February) killing three on-board.

The aircraft reportedly nose-dived into shallow water in Texas, when it crashed about 40 miles southeast of George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

(Picture courtesy of NTSB Twitter account)