A French rescue team yesterday recovered the flight data recorder from the Air New Zealand A320 that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea Nov. 27 on approach to Perpignan during a test flight, but the FDR and previously recovered cockpit voice recorder reportedly are badly damaged. The aircraft had been leased to XL Airways Germany since May 2006 and was being test flown prior to its scheduled Dec. 1 return to owner ANZ. Two XL Airways pilots, four ANZ personnel and one New Zealand Civil ...

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