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Black box flight recorders

Flight recorder

Aircraft flight recorders are an invaluable tool for investigators in identifying the factors behind an aircraft accident.

Recorders usually comprise two individual boxes: the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and the Flight Data Recorder (FDR).

Popularly known as  ‘black boxes’, these flight recorders are in fact painted orange to help in their recovery following an accident.


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Last update 05 June 2014