NTSB Calls For Renewal Of Aircraft Recovery Plans

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called for improvements in locating downed aircraft and obtaining critical flight data without the need for immediate underwater retrieval.

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called for improvements in locating downed aircraft and obtaining critical flight data without the need for immediate underwater retrieval.

The NTSB issued its safety recommendations to the FAA during which it also reiterated the need for crash-protected cockpit image recorders on commercial aircraft that would record the last two hours of a flight.

The NTSB has recommended that commercial aircraft be equipped with a tamper-resistant way in which to communicate with ground station, so that they can establish a location within six nautical miles of the point of impact.

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