The DC-9 carrying 110 passengers and crew crashed in the swamps of The Everglades shortly after takeoff killing all on board. Many of the airline's planes were purchased used from other airlines, little training was provided to workers, and contractors were used for maintenance and other services. After more than a week of searches that have yielded body bags full of parts, no one has been positively identified and no single body has emerged intact. Connect with this reporter: MichaelBraunNP (Facebook) @MichaelBraunNP (Twitter). Metro-Dade police homicide investigators' highest priorities had been first finding bodies and secondly recovering the tell-tale black box that might help officials pin down the cause of the crash, detective Patrick Brickman said. At the same time, the pilots heard a loud bang in their headphones and noticed the plane was losing electrical power. The nearest road of any kind was more than a quarter mile (400 m) away from the crash scene, and the location of the crash itself was a deep-water swamp with a floor of solid limestone. ValuJet Airlines was founded in 1992 and was known for its sometimes aggressive cost-cutting measures. We rescue victims.''. Water: 3-5 feet deep. Chemical oxygen generators, when activated, produce oxygen for passengers if the plane suffers a decompression. Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. MIAMI (AP) _ With a sharpshooter scouting for alligators and poisonous snakes, workers recovered the flight data recorder from ValuJet Flight 592 on Monday, along with disintegrated plane parts and human remains no bigger than a knee. Passengers' shouts of "fire, fire, fire" were recorded on the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) when the cockpit door was opened. “We want closure,” said FBI Miami Special Agent Jacqueline Fruge, who has been the primary agent on the case since it began and who worked closely with the victims’ families in the days and years after the crash. She was so alive that seeing her in any other condition would be difficult.”. We've never done anything of this magnitude before. One minute later, Hazen requested the nearest available airport. CBS News reported that the FAA was to be investigated as part of an overall probe being conducted in the wake of the crash by the Department of Transportation. The most serious before the Florida crash was a runway fire last year that destroyed a plane and burned a flight attendant. While some hoped perhaps the plane might be relatively intact somewhere down there, the majority of rescuers and residents appeared to believe it had at best accordioned like a crushed soda can. How are you going to get there? Notable passengers killed on the flight included:[11], Recovery of the passengers and crew took several weeks, and little in the way of intact human remains was found due to the sheer violence of the impact, immersion in swamp water, and scavenging wildlife. I don't think we've peaked out in frustration yet. The aircraft was destroyed on impact, with no large pieces of the fuselage remaining. "[1]:107 Interruptions in the cockpit voice recorder occurred on two occasions, one as long as 1 minute 12 seconds. A Saturday night idea to extend the gravel access road 300 yards farther to the crash site had met with laughter from some locals, who said it would take months to accomplish. 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