Both black boxes extracted from the UPS cargo plane crashes had data intact, according to the NTSB.
NTSB Member Robert Sumwalt noted that the entire flight was captured on both the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder. Here's what they found:
Over the weekend, six people from various organizations in the cockpit voice recorder group will type out what they're hearing, the words beings spoken and who said them, to generate the official transcript of the cockpit voice recorder.
The NTSB was able to interview the air traffic controller that worked the flight. Here's what they learned:
They also gathered additional data about the pilots:
Sumwalt said at this point in the investigation, the NTSB is right where they need to be.
"We were all relieved to know we had good data from both of the recorders," he said. "I personally breathed a huge sigh of relief when I heard that we had good data."
On the scene, wreckage diagramming is almost complete, and the NTSB will interview the second air traffic controller this weekend.
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