Disasters: Deep Grab

"Black boxes" are recovered

For more than two weeks, searchers from India, Canada, Ireland, the U.S., Britain and France had combed some 5 sq. mi. of ocean 110 miles southwest of Cork, Ireland, hoping to discover why Air-India Flight 182 had plunged into the North Atlantic on June 23, killing all 329 passengers and crew aboard. The clues were thought to be contained in two small bright orange metal boxes, commonly called "black boxes." One records the voices of the plane's crew; the other collects data about flight conditions. Both boxes are located behind a ceiling panel just forward of the Boeing 747's tail. Although...

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