Flight Recorders from Downed UPS Cargo Jet Probed for Clues to Crash Cause

By Verna Gates | August 16, 2013

  • August 16, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    reality bites says:
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    Let’s hope the black boxes show that neither of the pilots were texting. Watch for a rash of new proposed legislation.

    • August 19, 2013 at 10:35 am
      Perplexed says:
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      Stupid post. Grow up.

  • August 17, 2013 at 10:39 am
    are you serious says:
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    Are you serious? Do you really think two experienced pilots would be textign while trying to land a plane?

    • August 19, 2013 at 10:44 am
      reality bites says:
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      Yep, I.B. Serious. Apparently the crew in SF for Asiana thought the machine would land itself. And there’s been enough discussion about the Colgan flight to Buffalo on which a neighbor died that the pilots were not paying attention. More people text in their cars while driving and put other people at risk than experienced pilots. Hopefully the investigation will show they were fully attentive and the incident was outside their control.

      There’s an old joke (believe me this is NOT a laughing matter but dark humor has its benefits) that if cars had black boxes, the last statement made by most male drivers would be “Now watch this…”

  • August 19, 2013 at 10:55 am
    Libby says:
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    If they can make a box indestructible, why can’t they make the whole plane like that??

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