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But Jumbo jet carrying more than 300 passengers crashes in -- separates -- -- on the runway killing 216.
Year old girls -- critically injuring dozens more people the NTSB is already investigating.
So what sort of signs will they be looking for this morning Peter -- Managing director of the National Transportation Safety Board joins us to explain Peter thanks for being here.
Thank you Fred having.
As we understand at the black boxes as they're called on board are already in Washington DC being investigated by the NTSB what are they looking for first.
Well those are the two most vital parts of the investigation.
The data recorder.
Which is -- digital recorder that.
Monitors hundreds of performance.
Performance items that the plane is going through how fast it's going what position the -- sure -- -- word the warp power applied just before the crash.
Or -- those questions will be answered.
By the data recorder the voice recorder records all of this sounds in discussions in the cockpit.
It won't tell us whether the crew was performed their checklists appropriately.
-- that they were situationally.
Aware of what was going on.
It looks as though they obviously came in low.
Where they fighting something.
-- were they unaware that they were in in in bad straits.
These two devices are critical to the investigations.
Also critical I would imagine to the investigation is the fact that the pilot and the co pilot survived.
When will NTSB investigators be able to interview them.
They won't they will check with the -- the physicians.
And they will likely interviewed them today or tomorrow I mean they are it is important that the pilots have already been drug -- They won't be an alcohol tested -- standard procedure they will look carefully.
At there -- -- over the past.
A week to make sure that they had the appropriate amount of rest that they weren't fatigued.
Fatigue is a huge issue.
In transportation today so this investigation.
Is just getting off the ground but -- will know more when when the first.
Report comes out on what was in the black.
A little -- -- listening all week to find out what went wrong on this crash thank you.
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