"Airframe" and DFDR's

Date:         01 Jan 97 20:59:22 
From:         libove@*compgen.com (Jay Vassos-Libove)
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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.

Thanks -

Jay Vassos-Libove
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