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FlyDubai jet’s FDR decoded, no System Malfunctions found

2016 03 31

Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) of Russia said in a statement on Tuesday that after decoding the flight data recorders of FlyDubai jet, it is found that the aircraft was fully operational when it took off from the airport in Dubai.

The Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, registration A6-FDN, was only 5 years old, and had been completed a C check just a few months ago.

Interstate Aviation Committee said in a statement:

“According to the preliminary analysis of the information obtained from flight recorders to date, no onboard system malfunctions, aircraft components’ defects or power system failures have been found.”

“The aircraft had a valid airworthiness certificate, had passed the necessary maintenance procedures and was fully operational at the time of departure.”

IAC also told that the data obtained from the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) will not be disclosed to the public:

“In accordance with Russian and International rules of aviation accident investigation, the information obtained from the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) is not to be made public. IAC did not and does not intend to disclose this information.”

Investigators are currently considering three main theories as to the cause of the crash: technical failure, severe weather conditions and pilot error. 

FlyDubai flight FZ981 has crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don on March 19, 2016, killing all 62 people on board.