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Black Boxes

Fri Sep 14, 2001 10:04 am

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.

RE: Black Boxes

Fri Sep 14, 2001 10:09 am

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.
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RE: Black Boxes

Fri Sep 14, 2001 12:13 pm

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.

Aaron G.

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