HONOLULU (KHON2) — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) discusses recovery of cargo plane from Pacific Ocean on Saturday, Oct. 9 in a news conference.
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The plane went into the ocean on July 2.
The aircraft broke into two pieces, one with the cockpit and the other with the wings and tail attached. The NTSB said both engines detached at impact and the wreckage remains about two miles off Ewa Beach.
A barge and a large crane are some of the equipment that will be used in the efforts to get the plane wreckage from the ocean.
The cockpit voice recorder will be recovered, and it will help put light on what the crew was going through at the time.
The NTSB is also aware of the environmental impact of their work, and they will lookout for sea turtles, whales and other endangered sea creatures as they perform their duties.
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Some parts of the plane will be sent to Washington D.C. for analysis.
The NTSB is working with the FAA and the US Coast Guard in the efforts to keep the area safe.