All the 158 bodies of Mangalore plane crash victims have been recovered and 104 bodies have been dispatched to their
locations. Forensic team from Hyderabad has reached Mangalore, as 25 bodies still remain unidentified. They will conduct DNA tests to help in identification of bodies burnt beyont recognition in the Air India plane crash.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DCGA) officials have arrived at the crash site and the search for the Cockpit Voice
Recorder or black box, as well as the Flight Data Recorder is still continueing. The data from these equipments will be able to provide the vital clues to the cause of the crash.
The weather had been good at the time, and there were no indications so far of mechanical problems or a communications mix-up with air traffic control, said the officials.
The search operation to locate the cockpit voice recorder and black box was suspended on Saturday, May 22 night due to darkness.