Data retrieval from crashed MD-82 recorders complete

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Flight International online news 09:00GMT: French investigators have completed the extraction of information from the cockpit-voice and flight-data recorders of the West Caribbean Airways Boeing MD-82 which crashed in Venezuela last month.

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Source: Wilem Alberto, The Flying Dutchman

Investigation agency Bureau d’Enquetes et d’Analyses (BEA) has handed the results of its work to the Venezuelan and French judicial authorities.

BEA has not disclosed any information from the CVR and FDR recordings but the agency says technical investigators are to begin putting the recorded data in context with the rest of the probe.

Flight WCW708 came down while en route from Panama to Martinique on 16 August with the loss of all 160 passengers and crew.