Purdue Cadet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 1072 times:
Could someone please refresh my memory as to why the black boxes are kept in water after they are salvaged from the ocean? I remember learning this before, but I can't for the life of me think of what the answer was. Thanks.
AAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3466 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 1021 times:
To prevent further damage to the contents.
Recovery teams attempt to keep the recorders in the same condition as found until delivered to NTSB lab. The lab has both equipment and knowledge on how to access the contents with minimum loss of data no matter what the condition the boxes were delivered in.
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Spaceman Spiff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 1033 times:
Since the recorders are in fact ORANGE and not black this may mean that you are color blind and may have trouble passing you FAA medical. Even if they are kept in salt water they will not turn black for some time. Just thought you should know!