Cockpit voice recorder recovered from plane in Florida river

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Cockpit voice recorder recovered from plane in Florida river

The Associated Press

May 07, 2019 02:41 PM


A charter plane carrying 143 people and traveling from Cuba to north Florida sits in a river at the end of a runway, Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Jacksonville, Fla. The Boeing 737 arriving at Naval Air Station Jacksonville from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with 136 passengers and seven aircrew slid off the runway Friday night into the St. Johns River, a NAS Jacksonville news release said.

Gary McCullough

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Crash investigators say they’ve recovered the cockpit voice recorder from a chartered jet that ran off a runway and into a river at a Florida military base.

The National Transportation Safety Board posted Tuesday on Twitter about finding the recorder for the Boeing 737 that skidded into the St. Johns River after landing at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The flight data recorder was recovered Saturday, but the voice recorder had been underwater and inaccessible.

None of the 143 people onboard had serious injuries from the landing Friday night. A dog and two cats died in the cargo hold.

NTSB says a barge and a crane began moving the Miami Air International plane Tuesday morning. The aircraft will be transported to a secure location so investigators can continue their work.

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