Black box data lost for 2012 Malaysia Air flight

Tools
  • Print
  • 0 Comments
By AP

Created:

Updated: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:15:49 EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's air accidents investigator has criticized Malaysia Airlines for its lack of proper oversight in preserving flight recordings during an incident at London's Heathrow Airport in 2012.

A Boeing 747 bound for Kuala Lumpur, carrying 340 passengers, had to return to Heathrow soon after takeoff because of engine and electrical failures on Aug. 17, 2012. The pilots flew the plane manually and returned to the airport safely.

In a report issued Thursday, Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch said all the audio information relating to the incident was lost because the cockpit voice recorder ran on long after the landing. The body said the airline's "procedures for the preservation of flight recordings were not sufficiently robust."

The Heathrow incident was not related to Flight MH370, which went missing last month.

What's on WGXA

What's On Now

3:00 AM - Paid Program

What's On Next

3:30 AM - Paid Program

Tonight

8:00 PM UFC on FOX

10:00 PM WGXA Weekend News

10:30 PM How I Met Your Mother

What's On Now

3:00 AM - Paid Program

What's On Next

3:30 AM - Paid Program

Tonight

8:00 PM Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

9:00 PM Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

10:00 PM Nightline Prime