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... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • One Person Dead Following Plane Crash in SW Miami-Dade
    Police say one person is dead following a plane crash in Southwest Miami-Dade.
  • Plane Crashes After Declaring Mid-Air Emergency Near Miami Executive Airport
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Authorities haven't confirmed whether the pilot of a small plane that crashed near Miami Executive Airport Sunday survived. plane crash Plane Crashes After Declaring Mid Air Emergency Near Miami Executive Airport. Emergency crews respond to a plane crash outside of Miami ...
  • One dead in plane crash near Miami Executive Airport
    One person died in a plane crash Sunday afternoon in Southwest Miami-Dade, Miami-Dade police said. An FAA statement said the pilot was the only person on the plane: “A Piper PA 60 aircraft crashed approximately one and a half miles west of the Miami Executive Airport today at 2:50pm. The pilot ...
  • 50th Anniversary of Otis Redding's death, crash in Lake Monona
    MADISON (WKOW) -- Musical historians say the story of soul music legend Otis Redding is a tragic one. Ironically, Redding didn't reach the height of his fame until after his death in a small plane crash outside of Madison, 50 years ago today. Archival information says it's unclear what went wrong during ...
  • One Person Dead Following Plane Crash in SW Miami-Dade
    Miami-Dade Police said one person is dead following a small plane crash in Southwest Miami-Dade. Rescue crews rushed to the site of a downed plane Southwest Miami-Dade County Sunday afternoon. The incident happened in the area of Southwest 121st Street and Southwest 157th Avenue.
  • Plane remains submerged after bodies recovered from Lake Harney crash site
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - The bodies of a pilot and two trainees were recovered Saturday evening from a plane that crashed into Lake Harney Friday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Related Headlines. Plane crash in Lake Harney. Bodies recovered in Lake Harney plane crash, ...
  • Inspector on plane crash off Sussex coast
    Inspector on plane crash off Sussex coast. Mar 30, 1:40 PM. 0:001:00. See more options Embed Code. Facebook twitter Google+ · Playlist Embed. You need to be logged in to post a comment ...
  • 2 dead after plane crashes into home and bursts into flames
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A single-engine plane with four people aboard crashed into a Clairemont home and burst into flames Saturday, killing two passengers and destroying the house, authorities said. The accident occurred about 4:35 p.m. when the Beech B36 Bonanza crash-landed in the baseball field ...
  • The Crown Recap: School Days
    But to his eye, Charles is growing up in the middle of ruinous luxury and he's spoiled by overindulgence. After all, Charles has parents! His sister didn't die in a horrible plane crash! He needs toughening up. The sad irony is that far from overindulgence, Charles is most in need of a parent to hug […]
  • Small plane plummets into San Diego house, killing two
    Two people were killed when a small plane crashed Saturday into a house in San Diego, authorities said. The crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m. in the city's Clairemont neighborhood, a few miles north of downtown, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Two of the four people aboard ...

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