I was reading the newspaper yesterday and discovered that a missing Lear Jet that had been missing for 1052 days (almost 3 years) was found in New Hampshire. The plane crashed on approach to Lebanon Airport it was suspected to have crashed into a hill close to the airport. Here is a web page describing the search effort that had been underway for the past few years.
My question is how often does this happen where a Small Jet crashes on land and is not found, or is found years later. It surprises me that it took so long to find the aircraft,with the given information to where the aircraft was lost located before it crashed. By the way the pilots remains were found 20 feet from the burnt aircraft, also the black boxes were found and were going to be analized. Would the information still be stored on the tapes after setting in the forest for almost three years?