Date: 21 Nov 99 23:56:48 From: email@example.com Organization: WebTV Subscriber
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I anticipate the usual "cost" factor to be the excuse why NTSB does not require in-flight black box data on commercial airliners be designed for instantaneous and automatic relay to designated land storage points for accessibility - rather than depending upon independent self-contained boxes on board that must be fetched for analysis in the event of crashes (at least on trans-oceanic flights). Seems flight personnel and traveling public should be interested in forming pressure groups to demand requirement of this. Benefits too numerous to mention here. Comments please?