Rescue 116 Black Box recovered

Date Published : March 24th, 2017    Published By : admin

The Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) has confirmed that the black box recorder from Irish Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 116 has been recovered.

The recorder is currently on board the Commissioners of Irish Lights' vessel, Granuaile after which it will be taken to Dublin before being brought to the UK. The AAIU said the recorder appears to be in very good condition with no external damage visible.

However it will have to be examined in the UK before it is clear if it has sustained any damage or not.

Dives to the site commenced this morning and continued throughout the day when the black box was found. Naval Service divers are examining the wreckage of Rescue 116 that crashed off the Mayo coast last week.

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