NTSB recovers 2 recording devices from fatal plane crash in Thomson

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Monday, April 22, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The NTSB says it has found two recording devices in the wreckage of a fatal plane crash from February.

The crash, which killed five employees from The Vein Guys, happened as the plane was returning to the Thomson-McDuffie Regional Airport from Nashville on the night of Feb. 20.

Investigator Ralph Hicks says the National Transportation Safety Board found two devices. The first is a cockpit voice recorder, which was found in the tail of the plane and was badly damaged by fire. Hicks says it was unrecognizable at first, but the recording survived and that it recorded the event in good quality.

The NTSB also found an "Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System" that recorded data from the final seconds of the flight. It was found in the nose of the plane with the navigation equipment and was not damaged.

Hicks says the information from both devices will help in the investigation.

Hicks says the next round of information from the investigation will be released in a factual report, expected to come out in the fall.

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