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Doesn't Air France plane have a GPS thing?

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  • #16
    and it's incredibly expensive.

    And at the risk of being bold and cruel, if a plane goes down in mid-ocean, what does tracking do? The reason planes "disappear" in the Bermuda Triangle is simple... it's water! (posted with the understanding that they actually found some Air France wreckage, as unusual as that may be for to a mid-ocean tank job)

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    • #17
      Why would they have to store the data after the plane landed? They must erase those black boxes now.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by gh
        if a plane goes down in mid-ocean, what does tracking do?
        Isn't the point that you know why it went down (or at least what was happening on the plane) rather than where it went down? Might be useful from a preventive perspective if there is a design flaw in the plane.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Daisy
          Originally posted by gh
          if a plane goes down in mid-ocean, what does tracking do?
          Isn't the point that you know why it went down (or at least what was happening on the plane) rather than where it went down? Might be useful from a preventive perspective if there is a design flaw in the plane.
          Recording the conversation in the cockpit would also be helpful, but I guess the pilots would want assurances that the recordings would only be listened to in the event of a crash, since I can imagine the conversations that might take place when three guys are alone during a ten hour transatlantic flight.

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          • #20
            An interesting technological proposition from 10 years ago. Link

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