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September 12, 1998 | From Associated Press
Divers on Friday recovered the cockpit voice recorder from Swissair Flight 111--an important find that could help investigators learn why the jet plummeted into the Atlantic. Together with the flight data recorder, which recorded the flight's mechanical data and was retrieved earlier this week, the device may shed some light on the cause of the wreck that killed all 229 people aboard. The voice box was found 180 feet below the ocean surface around 6 p.m.
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January 30, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
After the jaw-dropping plane crash sequence in the superb 2012 thriller "Flight," the action in the intimate docudrama "Charlie Victor Romeo," which brings to life - almost verbatim - the black-box transcripts from six actual aviation emergencies from the 1980s and '90s, can't help but pale in comparison. That said, this forceful adaptation of the popular 1999 stage play created by Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels and Irving Gregory (they're also credited with the screenplay and perform here)
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NEWS
November 14, 1999 | From Associated Press
The Navy recovered the cockpit voice recorder from EgyptAir Flight 990 Saturday, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said. NTSB Chairman Jim Hall said the cockpit voice recorder was recovered at 10:12 p.m. It was found amid the wreckage deep in the Atlantic Ocean, and its "pinger" was detached from the box, he said. Navy Rear Adm. William Sutton said the cockpit voice recorder was recovered by Deep Drone, a remote-controlled underwater robot.
NATIONAL
July 28, 2009 | Associated Press
The copilot in February's airline crash that killed 50 people in upstate New York complained to the flight's captain that she felt ill and would have skipped the flight but didn't want to pay for a hotel room, according to a new cockpit voice recorder transcript. The extended transcript, released Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board, shows pilot Marvin Renslow commiserated with First Officer Rebecca Shaw, but didn't suggest she pull out of the flight.
NATIONAL
July 28, 2009 | Associated Press
The copilot in February's airline crash that killed 50 people in upstate New York complained to the flight's captain that she felt ill and would have skipped the flight but didn't want to pay for a hotel room, according to a new cockpit voice recorder transcript. The extended transcript, released Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board, shows pilot Marvin Renslow commiserated with First Officer Rebecca Shaw, but didn't suggest she pull out of the flight.
WORLD
March 18, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A cockpit voice recorder found last week in a U.N. filing cabinet apparently was not on the aircraft that crashed in Rwanda a decade ago, killing two presidents and triggering that country's 1994 genocide, the United Nations said. The tape was played for the first time at the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, said U.N. chief spokesman Fred Eckhard. "Nothing heard so far on the tape links the cockpit voice recorder to the aircraft crash," Eckhard said.
NEWS
September 22, 1988
Investigators are trying to determine whether several "click" sounds on the cockpit voice recorder from the Delta Air Lines jet that crashed last month at Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport are sounds of the flight crew setting the flaps prior to takeoff. The Boeing 727 crashed seconds after taking off Aug. 31, killing 14 of the 108 people aboard. The investigation has focused on whether a false flap setting might have kept the plane from gaining altitude.
NEWS
November 8, 1986 | From Reuters
Rescue workers combing the North Sea off Scotland after the world's worst civilian helicopter disaster said Friday they have recovered the cockpit voice recorder but had abandoned the search for survivors. They put the death toll at 45. "We are looking for bodies and wreckage," said a coast guard official in the remote Shetland Islands where the Boeing Vertol Chinook plunged into the icy North Sea, two miles short of the airport Thursday. Two passengers were rescued.
NEWS
November 5, 1999 | Associated Press
The cockpit voice recorder from Payne Stewart's shattered Learjet has yielded noises but no voices from the final moments of the doomed flight. But those noises could help establish the cause of the accident that killed the golfer and five other people Oct. 25, National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Paul Schlamm said Thursday. The plane crashed in South Dakota four hours after it left Orlando, Fla., on a flight to Texas.
NEWS
February 10, 1989
Search teams, slogging through knee-deep mud, recovered at least 30 more bodies as well as the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of a U.S.-owned Boeing 707 that crashed in the Azores Islands, killing all 137 passengers and seven crew members aboard. Search efforts to recover the remaining bodies as well as the flight data recorder were later suspended due to fog. "The (landing) instructions given the pilot were absolutely correct," an airport official on Santa Maria Island said.
NATIONAL
May 13, 2009 | Associated Press
Showing no alarm, the captain and his first officer chatted about the ice on the plane's windshield and wings, making light of their shared concerns about flying in winter weather as they sped toward Buffalo, N.Y., on the night of Feb. 12. Minutes later, pilot Marvin Renslow said "Jesus Christ" and Rebecca Shaw screamed as Continental Connection Flight 3407 plunged to the ground, striking a house in a fiery crash. All 49 people aboard and one man on the ground were killed.
NATIONAL
April 13, 2006 | From the Associated Press
From a transcript of the cockpit voice recorder aboard United Airlines Flight 93. All times are in Eastern Daylight Time on Sept. 11, 2001. Text in italics was translated from Arabic. 09:31:57 -- Ladies and gentlemen: Here the captain. Please sit down; keep remaining seating. We have a bomb on board. So sit. 09:32:09 -- Er, uh ... Calling Cleveland center ... You're unreadable. Say again slowly. 09:32:10 -- Don't move. Shut up. 09:32:13 -- Come on, come. 09:32:16 -- Shut up.
WORLD
March 18, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A cockpit voice recorder found last week in a U.N. filing cabinet apparently was not on the aircraft that crashed in Rwanda a decade ago, killing two presidents and triggering that country's 1994 genocide, the United Nations said. The tape was played for the first time at the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, said U.N. chief spokesman Fred Eckhard. "Nothing heard so far on the tape links the cockpit voice recorder to the aircraft crash," Eckhard said.
NEWS
May 23, 2000 | From Associated Press
Investigators on Monday were looking into whether fuel problems caused both engines to fail aboard a charter plane that crashed, killing all 19 people aboard. But the probe was hampered because the cockpit voice recorder was not working at the time. The National Transportation Safety Board investigators searched for clues in the wreckage after Sunday's crash of the Executive Airlines twin-engine turboprop, which was carrying 17 passengers home from a gambling trip to Atlantic City, N.J.
NEWS
February 3, 2000 | ERIC MALNIC TINA DIRMANN and MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An underwater Navy robot, operating by remote control 700 feet beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean, retrieved a cockpit voice recorder late Wednesday that should contain clues to the crash of an Alaska Airlines jet off the Ventura County coast. Earlier in the day, the Coast Guard called off its search for survivors, saying there was no chance any of the 88 people aboard Flight 261 could have lived.
NEWS
November 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
The cockpit voice recorder recovered from the crash of golfer Payne Stewart's jet contains no voices, but federal investigators said Tuesday that alarms, including one signaling cabin pressure problems, sounded before the Learjet went nose down in a South Dakota cow pasture.
NEWS
January 23, 1986
A bomb explosion in the forward cargo hold was blamed by Canadian investigators for the crash of an Air-India jet that killed 329 people last June. The finding is contained in a draft report by the Canadian Aviation Safety Board, Bernard Caiger, a consultant to the board, testified in a New Delhi court investigating the crash of the Boeing 747 in the North Atlantic. He said a loud sound that could have been an explosion was recorded just before the cockpit voice recorder ceased functioning.
NEWS
February 12, 1988 | Associated Press
Commuter aircraft, which carry nearly 30 million people a year, would have to be equipped with "black box" recorders to assist in crash investigations under a regulation proposed Thursday by the Federal Aviation Administration. The recorders--a flight data recorder to monitor aircraft performance and a cockpit voice recorder to preserve crew conversations--are already required on larger jetliners.
NEWS
November 18, 1999 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A pilot at the controls of the ill-fated EgyptAir Flight 990 apparently said, "I made my decision now," and expressed his devotion to God just before the autopilot on the transatlantic flight was disabled, law enforcement sources said Wednesday as new details emerged about the moments preceding the Oct. 31 crash. Seconds after that declaration, investigators say, the plane began its high-speed descent from 33,000 feet and another pilot entered the cockpit and asked what was happening.
NEWS
November 17, 1999 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Bowing to the objections of the Egyptian government, U.S. safety officials on Tuesday delayed turning over the crash investigation of EgyptAir 990 to the FBI, even as the probe itself was focusing on Gamil Batouty, one of the plane's co-pilots. Law enforcement officials believe that he was at the controls as the craft began its fateful dive in the early morning hours of Oct. 31.
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