The data recorded by the two black boxes onboard GE222 of Taiwan has been successfully downloaded in full. Officials from Taiwan’s aviation safety council said at a press conference Saturday that this is fortunate news, because both black boxes were seriously damaged in the crash.
One black box is an audio recorder which recorded microphone audio from the pilot and co-pilot, and broadcasting microphones. The other is an aviation data recorder with 138 specific items.
Using these items, the investigators will be able to piece together the entire process of the crash. According to normal procedure, one year is needed for a thorough investigation report.