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Black boxes of crashed plane found, awaiting examination

2014/07/24 15:00:16

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Aviation safety officials said Thursday that they had found the black boxes of TransAsia flight GE222, which crashed in the outlying county of Penghu a day earlier.

The two black boxes -- the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder -- were to be sent to Taipei later in the day for further examination, officials from the Aviation Safety Council said.

There was significant damage to the black boxes, the officials said, adding that the equipment will be repaired before the data is examined.

According to TransAsia, 48 of the 58 people aboard the flight that departed from Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan were killed.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)

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