Black Box

How black boxes work and help investigate plane crashes?

Plane crashes often leave a lot of unanswered questions. This makes investigators turn to the airplane's black boxes for answers. Since its widespread use after the post-World War II era, these recording devices that store flight data and pilots’ conversations have evolved to help investigators shed some light on the accidents in the air and on the land. ...


PIA crash: One black box still missing, French investigators say

French investigators who are working on the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK8303 crash site say one of the plane’s black boxes is still missing. ...


NTSB recovers Atlas Air black boxes

The United States National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) has found both flight recorders from the crashed Atlas Air 767 freighter....


Black Boxes: Why airplanes still manage to disappear?

Accidents such as Air France Flight 447 and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have reminded on just how vital flight recorders, better known as aircraft black boxes, are for accident investigation and improving aviation safety… if you can find them first. So now, companies are introducing solutions....


UPDATED| Divers find damaged black box, indicates extreme impact

In a major break-through in the search for the wreckage of crashed Lion Air plane, today, on November 1, 2018, Indonesian officials announced that a "black box" recorder from Flight JT610 has been found by divers....


Six dead as passenger plane L-410 crashes in Eastern Russia

On November 15, 2017, Khabarovsk Airlines passenger plane L-410 crashed during the landing in the Nelkan settlement in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia. The aircraft was flying from Khabarovsk. There were seven people on board: five passengers, including a 3-year-old girl, and two crew members. Six people died, the girl – survived....


Black Boxes: Surprising Facts

Black Boxes: Surprising Facts. Here are some interesting things you might not know about black boxes. First, the black box is neither black, nor a box!...