American Everyman

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: MSM Confirms Flight Data Recorder “Black Box” Taken from Casing

UPDATE: See graphic of standard modern flight data recorder at end of article.

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Holy shit.

The other day I wrote about how important the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) would be in determining the real cause of the crash of Germanwings flight 9525.

The FDR records vital information regarding all the systems on board the plane including the automatic pilot system as well as the security system for the entry to the cockpit.

And if there is a uninterruptable autopilot system on board (allowing for remote piloting of the plane or setting of the autopilot system in the event of a hijacking) then the FDR would show if it was activated just prior to the autopilot system crashing the plane.

Well, previously I had reported that the FDR had been reported as being damaged beyond repair…

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