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Published on Monday, 07 January 2013 16:35
The body probing the Air Bagan crash will send the black box of the aircraft to Australia for examination.
Win Swe Tun, the chairman of the Investigation Commission, on Sunday said the decision was reached after Singapore refused to accept the black box or the flight data recorder.
"Singapore rejected it because it was too much damaged. It’s in a condition that the country could not handle. We will send it to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Australia's national transport safety investigator in the third week of this month for examination," he said.
The commission members will bring the black box to Australia and observe the examination.
The Air Bagan flight crash-landed near Heho Airport in Shan State on December 25, 2012, killing two persons and leaving 11 persons injured. There were 65 passengers on the 22-year-old Fokker F-100 when it attempted an emergency landing.
Air Bagan said it would take full responsibility for the funerals of those who died, but did not address issue on providing further compensation. The Myanma Insurance Company is still investigating and calculating compensation payments.