flight data recorder


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flight data recorder

A device that records automatically flight data, such as air speed, altitude, load factor, control movement, and position of various controls. The recording device has a time limitation for which it can record data, after which it overwrites. Also called data recorder and black box (it is painted in distinctive orange or yellow color). A flight data recorder is housed in a crash and fireproof container. See data recorder.
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The flight data recorder monitors parameters such as altitude, airspeed and the heading of a plane.
The cockpit voice recorder records communication between the two pilots and communication with ground stations, while the flight data recorder records the aircraft's altitude, speed, direction and other vital flight data.
Voice and flight data recorders, which hold the clues to a plane's crash, are built strong enough to survive bomb blasts, violent impacts, and intense fire.
Indonesian official TV channel broadcasted today information, quoting local authorities that the black box which includes cockpit voice recorder was found close to flight data recorder location, and it will be transferred to Jakarta by Indonesia Marine ship, in order to analysis its content.
Indonesian divers have retrieved the flight data recorder of crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501, say officials, reports BBC.
The international team of investigators will start examining MH17's Flight Data Recorder (FDR) on Friday, the report added.
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The flight data recorder would be much more useful, however, because it may allow investigators to reconstruct the flight path, a former pilot told BBC News.
INVESTIGATORS have recovered the missing memory unit of the flight data recorder of a 2009 Air France flight - a remarkable deep-sea discovery they hope will explain why the aircraft went down in a remote area of the mid-Atlantic, killing all 228 people on board.
THE flight data recorder has been found from the Air France jet that crashed off Brazil, killing 228 people including three Irish girls.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said the search was focused on salvaging the wreckage and re- trieving the helicopter's combined cockpit voice and flight data recorder.
On Friday (1 August) Steven Chealander, a member of the NTSB, reported that there was no flight data recorder installed on the aircraft.

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