flight data recorder


: a device on an aircraft that records information (such as airspeed and altitude) about a flight

Examples of flight data recorder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The National Transportation Safety Board has once again urged the Federal Aviation Administration to mandate that all aircraft equipped with a cockpit voice recorder and a flight data recorder can record 25 hours of audio. Marisa Garcia, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 The helicopter wasn’t required to have a cockpit voice recorder or a flight data recorder and didn’t have either, Graham said. Connor Sheets, Los Angeles Times, 11 Feb. 2024 The flight data recorder of a large U.S. Navy plane that overshot a runway and ended up in the water near Honolulu this week has been recovered as the military continues to plan for the aircraft's removal. CBS News, 25 Nov. 2023 By that point, the cockpit voice and flight data recorder information was no longer available. Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 11 Aug. 2023 Investigators were unable to find a cockpit voice recorder or flight data recorder at the crash site. USA TODAY, 22 June 2023 Other parameters from the flight data recorder also have to be analyzed. IEEE Spectrum, 30 Nov. 2018 Searchers found the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder on Monday, and combed through debris scattered down the 300-meter-deep (984-foot-deep) ravine in search of the two missing, who are presumed dead. Anish Bhattarai, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Jan. 2023 Nepal’s government appointed a five-member committee to investigate the latest crash, and the aircraft’s flight data recorder was recovered on Monday. Mujib Mashal, New York Times, 16 Jan. 2023

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“Flight data recorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20data%20recorder. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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