Cockpit Voice Recorder

Pinging for Egyptair MS 804 as the Clock Runs Out

Sunday, June 12, 2016
By George Hatcher
Pinging for Egyptair MS 804 as the Clock Runs Out

When a plane goes down in the ocean, the black boxes aboard have enough juice to ping for thirty days. The pingers on flight data recorders AKA “black boxes” last a minimum of 30 days. After 30 days, the devices are still active, but the sound on which searchers hone is expected to die... »

Comoros: Putting together the Black Box puzzle

Saturday, September 5, 2009
By George Hatcher

Yemenia Flight 626 from Paris to Moroni sank into the ocean on June 30, killing 152 people, with one survivor. The black boxes were found Friday. Just because the black boxes were found does not mean the route to discovery is on track. Apparently there was so much damage to the black boxes, there... »

Spanair Cause Inconclusive

Friday, October 10, 2008
By George Hatcher
Spanair Cause Inconclusive

So far there have been no groundbreaking discoveries regarding the cause of the Aug. 20 Spanair crash beyond what was known originally: a problem with the plane’s wing flaps and the failure of a cockpit alarm, evidence of which is backed up by the plane’s black boxes. The plane’s history indicates that this was... »

Flight Recorder Details Heard

Monday, October 1, 2007
By George Hatcher

Just before TAM Airlines Flight 3054 skidded off a runway and exploded as it slammed into a building, pilots screamed, “Slow down!” and “Turn, turn, turn!” as recorded by flight recorder transcripts disclosed Wednesday. If the congressional commission investigating air safety find that mechanical failure or pilot error contributed to the accident in São... »

Brazil Seizes Flight Control Data

Tuesday, August 7, 2007
By George Hatcher

According to the Tam Airlines transcript, the pilots panicked, crying “Oh my God!, Oh my God!” as they tried to slow down the jetliner which landed with inoperable spoilers and a thrust reverser. “Come on! Come on! Turn, turn, turn, turn!” cried the co-pilot moments before a final utterance, “Oh no!,” was heard. The... »

Cockpit Voice Recorder Transcript

Thursday, August 2, 2007
By George Hatcher

CAM – Cockpit area microphone voice or sound source HOT – Flight crew audio panel voice or sound source (1) PA – Airplane Public Address system voice or sound source FWC – Automated callout from the Flight Warming Computer RDO – Radio transmissions from TAM flight 3054 APP – Radio transmission from Approach Control... »

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