Podcast: Air France 447 — Finding the "Black Box"

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File Size 12.9 MB / Running Time 14:05

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The Airbus A330 that was Air France Flight 447 was lost with all 228 aboard on June 1, 2009 in 14,000 feet of ocean hundreds of miles off the coast of Brazil. In the end, searchers went looking in a 5,000 nautical mile mountainous area 14,000 feet below the surface of the ocean and found an object that's about one square foot big. AVweb's Glenn Pew talks with Mike Purcell of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Purcell was chief of sea search operations for the mission that this May found and led to the retrieval of the aircraft's critical voice and flight data recorders.

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