Petrobras Recovers Helicopter Black Box

Petrobras announces it rescued the tail section and the black box of the helicopter involved in last Tuesday's crash (02/26) in the Campos Basin. The mission was completed this morning (03/03), and the black box was delivered to the Air Force, which is in charge of investigating the accident. The plan to rescue the aircraft's cabin has also been set into motion.

Of the 15 people who were rescued alive, only two remain hospitalized: Jose Carlos Bezerra do Nascimento and Alessandro Moraes Tavares, both De Nadai Servicos de Alimentacao employees. Four deaths have been confirmed thus far.

The health status of 47-year-old Jose Carlos is considered stable, and he has had a satisfactory clinical evolution after being submitted to surgery. Meanwhile, 28-year-old passenger Alessandro Moraes, who is hospitalized at a hospital in Campos dos Goytacazes, is evolving favorably.

The search is still underway in the Campos Basin for pilot Paulo Roberto Veloso Calmon, 63 years of age, and a BHS Helicopteros employee.