- As Governor Fashola rescue three children from the rubbles
The Black Box of the Dana Air, that crashed yesterday has been found, the said black box was seen around 2.30 pm Nigerian local time. According to an investigator soon after the finding of the black box said that investigation has just begun. Moreover a mild drama ensued between the Accident Investigators Bureau and the Police Rescue workers over who the Box will be in his custody. The matter was later resolved after several calls and it was handed over to the AIB.
Black Box is a flight data recorder (FDR) (also ADR, for accident data recorder) is an electronic device employed to record any instructions sent to any electronic systems on an aircraft. It is a device used to record specific aircraft performance parameters. Another kind of flight recorder is the cockpit voice recorder (CVR), which records conversation in the cockpit, radio communications between the cockpit crew and others (including conversation with air traffic control personnel), as well as ambient sounds. In this both functions have been combined into a single unit. The current applicable FAA TSO is C124b titled Flight Data Recorder Systems
According to Wikipedia, Popularly referred to as a “black box”, the data recorded by the FDR is used for accident investigation, as well as for analyzing air safety issues, material degradation and engine performance. Due to their importance in investigating accidents, these ICAO-regulated devices are carefully engineered and stoutly constructed to withstand the force of a high speed impact and the heat of an intense fire. Contrary to the “black box” reference, the exterior of the FDR is coated with heat-resistant bright orange paint for high visibility in wreckage, and the unit is usually mounted in the aircraft’s empennage (tail section), where it is more likely to survive a severe crash. Following an accident, the recovery of the FDR is usually a high priority for the investigating body, as analysis of the recorded parameters can often detect and identify causes or contributing factors
Meanwhile the Governor Fashola has rescued three children, however it is yet to ascertain if the kid’s parents are involved in the crash or not. They children are Joel Okechukwu (11), Chisom Okechukwu (9) and Esther Okechukwu, whose age could not be instantly established. They children are said to have been taken to the Government House Lagos.