Bombstar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 777 times:
1 of 2 black boxes from Flight 93 was recovered, but i was thinking, why is the FDR(Flight Data Recorder) and the CVR (Cockpit Voice Recorder) arent in one box?
It would certainly make recovery operations faster.
CYKA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 772 times:
I have always wondered why they make these boxes so frail. The outer casing by the looks of it is aluminum and only about 1cm thick. Why not make it 4 inches thick and out of depleated uranium? It would be virtually indistructeble without adding too much weight.
On the other hand I suppose it might turn into a cannonball in case of a crash and fly through the plane causing even more damage......but I think its a fair trade-off.
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 760 times:
The separation of the FDR and CVR increase the likelihood that at least one piece of recording equipment will be found at a crash site. In other words, if the FDR and CVR were in the same compartment, it would be more probable for them both to be destroyed if one was already.