Aircraft flight data and cockpit voice recorders have advanced dramatically in recent years. They have transitioned from an analog recording of a very small set of flight parameters, to advanced digital solid state recordings of over a hundred critical parameters and data points. Time after time, these “black boxes” help to unlock the mystery of […]
Pilot/columnist Justin Schlechter examines what might have happened in the cockpit over the Atlantic on June 1st, 2009.
In the biggest breakthrough yet toward discovering the cause of the crash, French investigators have successfully downloaded the entire record of data from the recently retrieved flight data and voice recorders of Air France Flight 447.
A search team on Sunday afternoon recovered the black box from a Merpati Nusantara Airlines passenger plane which crashed in the sea off Indonesia’s West Papua province on Saturday, officials said. All 27 people on board were killed.
French investigators on Sunday announced they have found and recovered the black box of Air France flight 447, which crashed in the Atlantic Ocean in 2009 during a scheduled flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.