Date: 26 Oct 98 02:59:19 From: Richard Rea <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: ArosNet Internet Services References: 1 2 3 4 5
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>Would it not be useful if for some reason all the inputs failed in a >pattern ie: did not all fail simultaneously, this could throw some >light on the nature of the failure. If this type of information could >be useful then backup batteries may well be of some benefit. It also leads that the CVR should be able to record an entire flight's cockpit conversation, rather than being in a time-limited loop. Technology has come far enough that this is relatively easily accomplished. Granted it costs a lot when you demand upgrading systems in the fleet, but if more information is available to help *prevent* similar accidents, then the savings are multiplied many times over. After all, isn't this the point, to make flying safer with each passing year?