National Transportation Safety Board spokeswoman Kelly Nantel said once the agency reviews the downloaded information, any data from the recorders would be forwarded to the FBI, CNN reported.
Investigators are looking into the apparent in-flight meltdown of Capt. Clayton Osbon, whose outburst and odd behavior Tuesday prompted the co-pilot to lock him out of the cockpit. Crew and passengers subdued Osbon.
Court records indicated that when Osbon couldn't unlock the door with his entry code, he pounded on the door "hard enough that [the first officer] thought he was coming through the door."
Osbon was charged in U.S. District Court in Texas Wednesday with interfering with crew members.
An FBI affidavit stated the flight's first officer said Osbon told air traffic controllers to "be quiet," turned off the aircraft's radios and said, "We're not going to Vegas" before delivering a "sermon" about the "sins in Las Vegas" and leaving the cockpit.
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