Branson area Duck boat Captain made a verbal reference to looking at the weather radar prior to the trip.

Branson area Duck boat Captain made a verbal reference to looking at the weather radar prior to the trip.

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Friday the completion of the initial review of the digital video recorder system recovered from the DUKW “Stretch Boat 7” that sank July 19 near Branson, Missouri.

The “Ride The Ducks” amphibious vehicle had 29 passengers and two crewmembers aboard for a tour when weather conditions deteriorated on Table Rock Lake.   One crewmember and 16 passengers died in the accident.

Recording media including an SD card and a removable hard drive from the vehicle’s digital video recorder camera system were recovered by divers before the duck boat was salvaged.
The digital video recorder media were immediately transferred to the NTSB laboratory in Washington.
The digital video recorder recorded five channels of video: four outward facing and one inward facing. Audio was also recorded.
The NTSB’s initial review of the recorder provides the following information which is preliminary and will be supplemented or corrected during the investigation. The times presented here are as-recorded by the DVR and have not yet been validated against local time.The information does not contain analysis. As such, no conclusions regarding the cause of the accident should be made from this preliminary information.
 According to the data recorder the Captain was monitoring the weather. For all the details visit NTSB report
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