When the three flying firefighters and the phone recorder from the water baker where they died on an unprecedented sovereign crisis in Australia arrived on Saturday when their families in Sydney arrived, officials said.
Ian McBeth of Great Falls, Montana, Paul Clyde Hudson from Buckeye, Arizona, and Rick A. DeMorgan of Navarre, Florida, died when their tanker C-130 Hercules collapsed on Thursday after a fire dumping on patients t Cooma was not under the control of the southern state of New South Wales.
The device which records the last two hours of the hatch conversation as well as the Saturday bodies was acquired from a still active fire zone, police and crash investigators said.
“He will record the pilot program, the joint pilot and the flight engineer discussions in the pipe. He will also record any of the aural alarms or warnings, ”said crash investigator Greg Hood with reporters.
The flight data recorder was not fitted to the airplane, which is mandatory for airlines.
Relatives of the Americans who started on Saturday will be given the opportunity to visit the hill crash site, which officials said.
Crash investigators have not yet explained why the plane dropped four propellers in a fire ball shortly after dumping its water load with additives in turbulent conditions. The airplane was contracted by Coulson Aviation based in Canada, who is launching an executive to Sydney.
Wild fires claimed that at least 33 people lived in Australia since September, they destroyed more than 3,000 homes and made over 10.6 million hectares (26 million acres). This is an area that is larger than the US state of Kentucky.