British experts to investigate Colombia crash boxes
MEDELLIN, Colombia - British aviation experts will investigate the black box and flight data recorder from the plane carrying a small-town Brazilian soccer team that crashed in Colombia.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says that the key instruments offering clues to what happened to the jetliner will be brought to Britain in the coming days for study. The plane, a BAE 146 Avro RJ85, crashed Monday and killed 71 people.
The chartered plane crashed while ferrying the team to the finals of a prestigious South American tournament.
Crash investigators aided by dramatic cockpit recordings are trying to find out why the British-built jet apparently ran out of fuel before slamming into a muddy mountainside just a few miles from Medellin's international airport.