Talk:"Black box" found near crash site of Ethiopian Airlines flight

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Which one?Edit

While it could be gotten away with on the last article, for this one which recorder has been located is critical information. Cockpit voice recorder or flight data recorder? Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 18:27, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

This version is only marginally better. We at least know which one, but the article suddenly changes it's mind and decides we have both, nattering away about what information is contained on both (bold assertions in their own right, since nobady has actually attempted a readout yet). Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 18:31, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
I was under the impression that both the CRV and flight data recorder are both located in the same "black box", not separately. Does it make much difference? The sources don't really elaborate on this point. Tempodivalse [talk] 23:33, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
I have only once seen mention of a combined one; I had never heard of such a thing before and haven't again since (I'm trying hard, and failing miserably, to remember which accident report I read it in). It makes a difference because the information on them is utterly different; one records the sounds in the cockpit and is useful for understanding crew actions, as well as determining if the crew had a chance to react at all. The other records speed, pitch, yaw, etc etc - basically, it records what happened physically. I haven't read the sources; perhaps the appropriate response would be to simply state that it is currently unclear from reports which one has been found? Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 23:39, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
A quick look at a specialist source I know of reveals all. It is just above the pile of METARS technical gumf. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 23:43, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

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