Flight Data 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 Data Recorders found

Monday, February 25, 2008
By George Hatcher

Thirty six searchers, officials and forensics staff members have been attempting recovery of the remains of the 46 fatalities of the Santa Barbara ATR crash. Vina announced that the two flight data recorders were found. The “black boxes” hold “information on the aircraft’s electronic equipment and the ‘voice data recorder’ that records the conversations... »

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