7BOEING7 wrote:TSS wrote:IAHWorldflyer wrote:
I see your point. You are correct that if the FDR and CVR can specify the cause with certainty, re-constructing the pieces will not be necessary. However, at the current time, the recovery mission is to bring every scrap of that plane they find back to land and into storage. I'm just trying to relay what is actually happening here, in real time.
I'll agree in general, but it seems like the best way to keep all the found parts organized would be to lay them out in their original location within the outline of a 767 on the floor of a warehouse even if reconstructing the aircraft in 3D on scaffolding as was done with TWA 800 proves unnecessary. Also, if the data from both the CVR and the FDR seem to agree on a specific cause such as structural or control surface failure, it would be much easier for investigators to literally walk to the area of the failure on the aircraft and start looking for clues as to the cause there rather than having to sift through crates, boxes, and containers to find the pieces they want.
Better yet, with the computer power today take pictures/laser (3D) everything and do a virtual reconstruction as necessary. I think it will be pretty clear what happened or where to look after the boxes get read out.
While that would doubtless be a time and labor saving choice in some situations, A. Some parts are relatively huge and not easily scanned or photographed in any detail, B. No matter who takes the photo and how knowledgeable they are about the situation, it seems the photo never shows the side or section of the piece you want to look at in enough detail, and C. Often one will notice something unsuspected when viewing an actual piece that might have been overlooked or considered insignificant during the photo/scanning process. Much better to conduct investigations of this nature the old-fashioned way: Hands-on and in meat-space.