- May 11, 2011
Money.So the salvage operation as a whole has now been deemed "over" after the location of the wreckage and the recovery of one body?
I get that conditions must be incredibly tough what with the depth the plane is sitting at and couple that with adverse weather, but without the plane, then you’re just speculating. They’ll be able to rule things out and rule things in - mechanical failure, and those sorts of things.
Those are the normal processes for any crash so you would think that it is imperative that the plane is recovered.
What is the point of finding it without following through and doing the recovery?
The operation to locate the plane was privately funded through donations and that cost over £350,000. It could be reasonably expected that hiring the ship and crew, locating the wreck, recovering the body and time spent at sea has already eaten in to that 350k.