Skip to comments.Black box of doomed Rio-Paris Air France flight recovered, say investigators
Posted on 05/01/2011 11:38:48 AM PDT by csvset
Search teams recovered the memory unit of one of the black boxes of the Air France Rio-Paris plane that crashed in the Atlantic in June 2009, investigators said Sunday. The crash had killed all 228 people on board.
AP - Frances air accident investigation agency says an undersea search has located the flight data recorder from the 2009 Air France flight that went down in the mid-Atlantic. In a statement, the BEA said the black box was localized and identified on Sunday morning. The statement included photos of the recorder - a red cylinder partially buried in sand on the sea floor.
Investigators hope that the black box will help determine what caused the June 1, 2009 crash of Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to the French capital, Paris.
All 228 people on board were killed when the aircraft plunged into a remote area of the Atlantic during a thunderstorm.
The bulk of the wreckage was only recently discovered in a deep-sea search.
Had only we expended as much effort on flt 700’s black box...
I just hope the pilot was say Allah Ahkbar as the plane crashed into the ocean.
I wonder if this one has a tape in it.
007. Damned dixlsiea...
First you say it...
It doesn’t matter. As long as people are unwilling to let go of their beliefs that terrorist brought down the plane any evidence would be disregarded and in fact would be considered as “manufacturered” to “cover up the truth”.
I meant Flt 007. (I’m never going to hear the end of this, am I?)
Which flt was this?
No, you're not ;)
KAL 007 shot down by the Soviets or TWA 800?
Korean Air Lines Flight 007
I bet they got hit with a microburst and the wings just snapped like twigs.
Why is it I that I have this feeling that regardless of why the plane went down, authorities weren’t eager to locate that box too quickly?
My money is on super cooled water build up in the pito tubes that caused multiple system failure in the computer systems.
A lot of disturbing incidents with the Airbus 300 series planes over the last ten years, stating with the crash in Queens in 2001. Airbus has scared off a lot of business.
***Korean Air Lines Flight 007***
I was at work that night and kept up with the hourly reports of it’s disappearance.
I believe the transponder kept signaling but they still could not find the black boxes. Later it was said the Soviets were sending out false transponder signals to confuse those looking for the boxes.
I believe the boxes were recovered much later and found to be empty.
It will be interesting to see what, if anything, is recovered from that box, especially considering that the box is probably being recovered from a depth that is near the absolute design max of the box itself.