The flight data and cockpit voice recorders of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus A320 that crashed on 22 May have been recovered.
Media reports from Pakistan quote PIA as saying that both devices were found on Saturday 23 May, a day after the aircraft crashed in an urban area.
The aircraft had operated flight PK8303 from Lahore and crashed while the crew attempted to conduct a go around.
Video images on social media purporting to show the aircraft’s final moments indicate that it descended into a built-up area with a high nose attitude and its landing-gear deployed.
The aircraft bore the registration AP-BLD (MSN 2274)) and 91 passengers and eight crew were aboard. Reports from Pakistan suggest the death toll stands at 97. While some of those on the aircraft survived the disaster, there were fatalities on the ground.
Cirium fleets analyser shows that AP-BLD is managed by GECAS. It served with China Eastern Airlines from 2003 to 2014, when it moved to PIA. It was powered by a pair of CFM International CFM56 engines.
Pakistan will lead the enquiry with assistance from Airbus through French investigation authority BEA. PIA and CFM will also support the probe.