Black Box (data & voice) relay to central storage points

Date:         21 Nov 99 23:56:48 
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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?