black boxes

MH370: One Ping Does Not A Discovery Make. Or Does it?

Saturday, April 5, 2014
By George Hatcher

An underwater locator beacon (ULB) such as the one on the black boxes (CVR) Cockpit Voice Recorder and FDR (Flight Data Recorder) of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on 37.5 kHz for about 30 days at 4°C temperature. They run on lithium-ion batteries, and “mileage” may vary; 30 days is the minimum expectation. This is... »

LAO Airlines Crash Update

Friday, November 1, 2013
By George Hatcher
LAO Airlines Crash Update

At last the flight data recorder from the crash of a Lao Airlines turboprop ATR-72 has been recovered from the Mekong river. The cockpit voice recorder has been located also but has not yet been retrieved due to the strong currents and muddy water of the Mekong. The flight data recorder tracks technical data:... »

Black Boxes Recovered, Interim Guess blames Antonov Failure on low vis Weather or Pilot Error

Thursday, September 13, 2012
By George Hatcher
Black Boxes Recovered, Interim Guess blames Antonov Failure on low vis Weather or Pilot Error

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Dmitriy Pichugin What: Local carrier FGUPKAP twin-engine Antonov An-28 en route from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Yelizovo to Palana Where: Palana village, Russia When: Sept 12, 2012 12:28 p.m. Who: 12 passengers, 2 crew, ten fatalities Update: Two flight recorders retrieved on Thursday are bound for Moscow... »

Dana Air History Comes Out at Inquest

Saturday, August 4, 2012
By George Hatcher

While testifying at the coroner’s inquest before Lagos State Coroner Mr. Oyetade Komolafe, Tony Usidamen of Dana Air revealed that the Dana plane (registration number 5N-RAM) that crashed in Lagos in June 2012 had its engine replaced after a bird strike while outbound from Lagos on April 19, 2010. Records indicate 5N-RAM also had... »

Continuing Search for Sukhoi Superjet Wreckage Indicates Probable Black Box Location Buried Under Debris

Monday, May 14, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 en route from Jakarta to Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma Airport Where: Indonesia When: May 9th 2012 Who: 36 passengers, 6 crew and 2 Sukhoi official Why: Indonesian special police found the engines, running gear of the SSJ-100, and located (but have not retrieved) the black boxes. The Sukhoi cockpit design is... »

NTSB Photo Opportunity with Caribbean Black Boxes

Monday, August 1, 2011
By George Hatcher
NTSB Photo Opportunity with Caribbean Black Boxes

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a photo availability on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 of the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder from Caribbean Airlines flight 523, which crashed during landing on Saturday July 30, 2011 in Georgetown, Guyana. Event: Photo Availability Date/Time: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.... »

Flight Data Recorders Beyond 447

Friday, June 24, 2011
By George Hatcher

Honeywell could be resting on its laurels, since the Honeywell Flight Data Recorders aboard Air France Flight 447 certainly performed, resisting two years worth of extreme water pressure and temperature. Skeptics did not expect the data to be recoverable. The fact is that the flight data recorders working for two years at 12,800 feet... »

Dubai: UPS Boeing Black Boxes Sent to US

Friday, September 17, 2010
By George Hatcher
Dubai: UPS Boeing Black Boxes Sent to US

The NTSB has received the data and voice recorders from the UPS Boeing 747-400 that crashed in Dubai on Sept 3 2010. Two crew members died in the cargo plane crash after an on board fire that made viewing flight gauges impossible. Download article as PDF »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Plane crash near Lake Elsinore: 'Pilot was practicing simulated engine failure'
    A single-engine plane that went down just north of Lake Elsinore after striking a power line was in the middle of a simulated engine-out procedure when the accident happened, a Federal Aviation Administration official confirmed Tuesday. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor told City News Service that the Piper ...
  • Small plane crash-lands on runway at Fishers airport, no injuries reported
    Small plane crash-lands on runway at Fishers airport, no injuries reported. Paris Lewbel. 11:41 PM, Jan 16, 2018. Share Article. Copyright 2017 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Copyright 2017 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights ...
  • Deputies: Plane crash south of Santa Fe caused by storm
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A plane crash south of Santa Fe was caused by a storm. The pilot was flying a small engine aircraft from Kansas to the Santa Fe Airport Monday night when the wings and tail iced over, making it impossible to keep the plane in the air. Deputies found the pilot […]
  • Kansas pilot injured in New Mexico plane crash
    SANTA FE, NM The Santa Fe County, NM Sheriff's Office says a Kansas pilot was critically injured Monday night in a plane crash. The pilot reported the crash about 8 p.m. In the search and rescue effort, deputies located the crash site at about 10:30 p.m, the sheriff's office says. The sheriff's office did not ...
  • 'Taken': Bryan Mills Survives A Plane Crash In Season 2, Episode 2
    Bryan Mills' survival skills are put to the test in this week's episode of “Taken.” According to the synopsis for Season 2, episode 2 of the NBC action thriller, a plane carrying Bryan (Clive Standen) and a key witness in a murder investigation crashes. Although both survive the crash, Mills is wounded and ...
  • Pilot injured after small plane crash on flight from Kansas to New Mexico
    SANTA FE — The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of a small plane that crashed on a flight form Kansas to New Mexico. The pilot was hospitalized in critical condition. Santa Fe Sheriff's officials say the pilot called a regional emergency communications center about 8 p.m. ...
  • Pilot survives airplane crash
    SANTA FE – It took rescue crews 2½ hours to locate a pilot who crashed his single-engine plane in rough terrain south of Santa Fe on a brutally cold Monday night. The flier suffered serious injuries and was recovering Tuesday at a local hospital. A news release from the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office ...
  • Plane crashes on Kansas-New Mexico flight, pilot hurt
    SANTA FE - Authorities say a man is hospitalized in critical condition after the small plane he was flying crashed in New Mexico. Santa Fe Sheriff's officials say the pilot called a regional emergency communications center about 8 p.m. Monday to report the crash. The man provided coordinates directing ...
  • Pilot in critical condition after plane crash
    New Mexico State Police are searching for a plane that crashed just south of Santa Fe. According to state police, the pilot called 911 after the plane went down. Advertisement. State police and search and rescue crews are on the ground trying to find the plane and pilot but they cannot launch their ...
  • Culburra Beach's Tyler Wright nominated for Laureus sports award
    ... Italian MotoGP star Valentino Rossi and 100m hurdle world champion Sally Pearson are also in consideration alongside 100m sprint world champion Justin Gatlinand Brazilian football club Chapecoense, who made a remarkable return to competition after being involved in a tragic plane crash.

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