The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Sunday said the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of the Air India Express flight that crashed at Mangalore on Saturday was affected by the fire but it was expected to yield the desired information. It would take a fortnight to analyse the details.
The DGCA also took into possession all documents pertaining to the aircraft and air crew, such as engineering, operations, training, air traffic control, fire fighting and allied services, for evaluation. The examination of all these information would take at least a couple of weeks.
The DGCA formed four groups — engineering and wreckage group, operations group, air traffic control group and aerodrome group — and initiated inspection of the wreckage site at 6 a.m. on Sunday.
Bir Singh Rai, Director, Air Safety, DGCA, has been appointed Inspector of Accidents.