Plane crash investigating teams arriving
01 Dec 2013 13:30pm
WINDHOEK, 01 DEC (NAMPA) - Namibian and Mozambican teams will head the investigation into the Mozambican passenger plane crash.
Thirty-four people were killed when the aircraft crashed in the Bwabwata National Park in the Zambezi Region on Friday.
Namibian Director of Aircraft Accident Investigations in the Ministry of Works and Transport, Captain Ericsson Nengola told Nampa on Sunday that a Mozambican investigation team arrived here on Sunday morning, and they are expecting teams from Brazil and Angola to arrive later today.
The crashed Embraer 190 flight was manufactured in Brazil.
As per international norms, the investigation of a plane crash should not exceed 30 working days.
He said it is not yet known whether Botswana will also sent an investigation team to Namibia as the aircraft went through Botswana's airspace before crashing in Namibia.
The plane crashed at about 13h00 local time.
Nengola confirmed that a Voice Recorder which was onboard the plane was recovered, but the crucial Black Box with more vital information is yet to be recovered.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Works and Transport said the wreckage will be transported to the Rundu airport and quarantined in a hanger for a complete and detailed investigation.