Airplane black boxes, explained How Trump turned Sean Hannity 1 day ago   05:31

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Sometimes flight recorders are the only way the victims' families will know what happened to the plane.

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Immediately following an airplane crash anywhere in US territory, the National Transportation Safety Board dispatches a team of investigators to survey the wreckage, gather information from the airline and from air traffic control, and retrieve the plane's so-called "black boxes."

These flight recorders — one stores cockpit audio recordings, the other stores airplane instrument data — are sent to NTSB's lab in Washington, DC, for analysis. There, officials listen to what are sometimes the pilots' final, panicked moments of life. They interpret not only what the pilots were saying before the crash but also any snaps, bangs, and alarms captured by the cockpit area microphone.

By combining those audio clues with data from the plane's instruments and sensors, as well as evidence from the scene, investigators can usually determine the cause of the crash, even in cases with no surviving witnesses.

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Comments 949 Comments

Yah Boi Mavvy
Where are the black box recordings from the 9-11 attacks?
Cari Garafalo
Off-site real-time backups, or physical drives? Both. Both. Both. Both is good.
Great Value
This gets a rating of 9/11
Bubble
Pilot error reson for broken rudder? Looks like too much Boeing cash in FAA.
Titanic Big boat
737 max
Hei Man Chan
Impressive
The Other Side
*The live transmission is necessary.*
Akahashi Nakuro
Called black box
Ended up being orange train
Palwinder Singh
Privacy of what? The planes, I hope the 'aircrafts' won't start protesting in-front of the White House, roaring "We've privacy rights too."

Ok, jibe aside — I can understand the cost factor, and let's say cockpit crew having the casual conversation trasimiting in real time. But I don't see any issue in transmitting plane's RAW flight data to an appropriate parties.
J. Montrice
Why can’t they live stream this info to a cloud???
Greg Walker
Privacy concerns? What privacy concerns all communication is recorded already so that just leaves telemetry from the plane.
AviationIsMyLife
Tracking device.
hi hihi
Godbless and rip to those who lost their lives in the two MAX plane crashes
Majin Treviño
Maybe have 4 black boxes ?? 2 should be where most boxes are kept today. And the other 2 are duplicates that may get ejected at the last second and fitted with a parachute and capable of floating??
Just Madness
I have to fly to Cali tomorrow






Why am I watching these
ThePeoplesChamp
I would like to know what materials the black boxes are constructed from. They must be very tough to resist burning jet fuel
mnguyea
I can't believe in this modern age of the cloud where practically everything can be stored we are still using this archaic system considering how important of a role it plays in figuring out the accident. You always here about investigators trying to locate the black box and praying it survives every time. I wonder what the cost factor considering how cheap it cost to store data in the cloud.
Fat Frog
I love how people walks so chilly in being
Simple, they record
Salty Nut
Hmm..okay so indestructible black voice recording boxes....WHY THE F DONT YOU COAT THE PLANE WITH IT HUH?! Not make the plane WITH IT JUST COAT IT!
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Hannity has transformed from typical right-wing pundit into Fox News' leading conspiracy theorist, and that's making the network's advertisers nervous.

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