flight recorder

noun

Definition of flight recorder

: a crashworthy instrument for recording flight data (such as airspeed and altitude)

Examples of flight recorder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The aircraft’s black box flight recorder was sent to Paris in June, where international investigators have been examining it. Bloomberg.com, "Iran Retrieves Data, Cockpit Talk From Downed Ukraine Plane," 22 Aug. 2020 The aircraft's black box flight recorder was sent to Paris in June, where international investigators have been examining it. Nasser Karimi, Star Tribune, "Iran retrieves data, cockpit talk from downed Ukraine plane," 23 Aug. 2020 Planes carry two different flight recorder devices, called black boxes — the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder. Bloomberg.com, "Iran Retrieves Data, Cockpit Talk From Downed Ukraine Plane," 22 Aug. 2020 The report may signal a new phase in the investigation into the crash, as the aircraft’s black box flight recorder is due to be sent to Paris, where international investigators will finally be able to examine it. Amir Vahdat And Jon Gambrell, USA TODAY, "Iran blames bad communication, alignment for jet shootdown that killed all 176 people on board," 14 July 2020 The report signals a new phase in the investigation into the crash, as the aircraft's black box flight recorder is due to be sent to Paris, where international investigators will finally be able to examine it. Fox News, "Iran blames Ukrainian jetliner shootdown on miscommunication, misaligned missile battery," 13 July 2020 The Ukrainian government has repeatedly called on Tehran to release the plane’s flight recorders to a country that has the technology to decode their data. Golnar Motevalli, Bloomberg.com, "A Mother’s Pain Bares the Rifts Tearing Iran Apart," 5 May 2020 Hassan Rezaeifar, the head of the Iranian investigation team, said recovering data from the black box flight recorders could take more than a month and that the entire investigation could stretch into next year. Washington Post, "US blames Iran for Ukrainian jetliner downing, pledges probe," 11 Jan. 2020 Hassan Rezaeifar, the head of the Iranian investigation team, said recovering data from the black box flight recorders could take more than a month and that the entire investigation could stretch into next year. Author: Nasser Karimi, Joseph Krauss, Zeke Miller, Anchorage Daily News, "Iran denies that its missile brought down Ukrainian jetliner," 10 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of flight recorder

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Flight recorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20recorder. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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flight recorder

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flight recorder

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

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