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Old 17th Mar 2009, 21:24
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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The Transportation Safety Board says a data recorder and a cockpit voice recorder have been recovered from the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed in the North Atlantic last Thursday.
The two recorders were brought in early Tuesday aboard the Atlantic Osprey when the offshore supply vessel brought back the bodies of the final seven victims in last week's crash. They're on their way to Ottawa for analysis.
"I believe they're in very good condition," Transportation Safety Board lead investigator Mike Cunningham said in an interview.
"They're pretty important, that's just because of the amount of information that they contain."
The Atlantic Osprey left the St. John's harbour just before noon Tuesday, on its way back to the crash site.
It will help pull up the fuselage, which Cunningham said was scattered in hundreds of pieces. The wreckage is sitting on the Atlantic Ocean floor, 178 metres below sea level.
The crash site is about 65 kilometres southeast of St. John's.
Seventeen people died after the chopper went down, and one survivor remains in a St. John's hospital.
By The Canadian Press
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