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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: CthruU
Not necessarily no. Not all of them were exposed to high heat like the rest of the wreckage. What would be the point of adding shrapnel holes after the fact?
Kind of surprised Ukraine isn't publicly demanding the black boxes be given to them...seeing as how it was their plane.
Article 26 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention) states that, in the event of an accident to an aircraft of a Contracting State occurring in another Contracting State, and involving either death, serious injury, or serious technical defect in the aircraft or air navigation facilities, the State in which the accident occurs will institute an inquiry into the circumstances of the accident.
A State which has a special interest in an accident, by virtue of fatalities or serious injuries to its citizens for instance, is entitled to appoint an expert entitled to: visit the scene of the accident; have access to the relevant factual information which is approved for public release by the State conducting the investigation,...