Re: Swissair MD-11 (SR 111, JFK-GVA) crash off Nova Scotia

Date:         12 Oct 98 00:02:36 
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> It should be noted that the aircraft does have a battery bus for
> essential systems, and that the FDAU, FDR and CVR are part of these
> systems.

Not true.  The CVR and/or FDR do not need (by regulation) to be connected
to the Battery Bus.  There is a good reason.  These two equipments will not
help get you home safely in the event of an emergency where the whole
battery capacity is needed.