The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) said Monday that an official investigation on the crashed CN-235 aircraft will be completed in five days.
The crashed aircraft’s flight data recorder, commonly known as the ‘black box’ was recovered from the crash site on Sunday morning, New Straits Times reported Monday. The remaining seven CN-235 aircraft has been grounded.
On February 26, the CN-235-220M transport plane crash landed along the Kuala Selangor coastline but the crew were all safe.
According to various media reports, the plane was downed due to engine failure. However, the air force said it will take five days to reach on a conclusion.
"We have the box intact. It will take five days to download and study the data. Once that is done, we will know more on the cause of the tragedy," RMAF chief Gen Tan Sri Roslan Saad was quoted as saying in the report.
The Indonesian manufacturer of the CN-235 will examine the condition of the engine and look into details of the tragedy via the black box, he said.
Roslan said while waiting for information from the black box, the recovery and salvage team here will bring the aircraft parts to the Subang base for further study. The team will also interview the people on board the crashed aircraft.
At the moment, the team is having problems collecting the aircraft parts due to high tides at the crash site.