BEA Information - 05/10/2017

This is a courtesy translation by the BEA of this Information. As accurate as the translation may be, the original text in French is the work or reference.

Press Release n°2

The data contained in the flight data recorder (FDR) was used to determine the place of occurrence of the failure that occurred during the cruise to the Airbus A380 engine number 4 and to demarcate a search area to find the parts that were separated.

This area is a wasteland covered with ice, situated about 150 km southeast of the city Paamiut located on the west coast.

On the request of the Danish Accident Investigation Board, a helicopter operated by Air Greenland flew over this area yesterday and spotted parts from the engine.

The BEA is in contact with its Danish counterpart to organize the recovery of these parts.

The analysis of the data contained in the flight recorders will continue at the BEA laboratory. The engine computers will also be analyzed by the component manufacturer in the United States.

All BEA investigators who traveled to Goose Bay and Ottawa leave today, Thursday, October 5th.