Re: "Airframe" and DFDR's

Date:         03 Jan 97 04:36:33 
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On 01 Jan 97 20:59:22 , libove@* (Jay Vassos-Libove) wrote:

>Michael Crighton's new book "Airframe" (a fictional novel about a
>fictional airframer investigating the cause of severe porpoising in
>a fictional widebody) claims that an extremely high (~80) percentage
>of Digital Flight Data Recorders in modern aircraft are partially or
>fully non-functional.
>Does anyone have any information to refute/prove this?  It seems
>extremely unlikely.

Its just what it appears, fiction.