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Boeing 737 Max Black-Box Analysis Gets Underway

Air-crash experts are gathering in Ethiopia to analyze black-box data from a Boeing Co. 737 Max jetliner as controversy over the model’s safety intensifies following two fatal disasters in less than five months. Ethiopian Airlines said Thursday that the plane’s …

Black Box Politics: How National Pride Intrudes on Crash Probes

The EgyptAir flight to Cairo had barely cleared the New York coast when it mysteriously dove into the ocean. Cockpit recordings eventually made clear what happened: A copilot being summoned to Egypt to be reprimanded had killed himself and the …

NTSB Cites Weak Safety Culture as a Factor in the Sinking of the El Faro

The owner of the sunken cargo ship El Faro had a weak corporate safety culture that contributed to the vessel’s demise and the deaths of 33 mariners, federal accident investigators said on Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board said that …

NTSB to Issue Probable Cause of El Faro’s Sinking

Federal accident investigators on Tuesday will determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades that resulted in the deaths of 33 mariners. The National Transportation …

El Faro Recording Reveals Crew Did all They Could

The former chief engineer of a container ship that sank in a hurricane killing 33 sailors said Wednesday that evidence from the ship’s “black box” shows a crew working hard to keep it afloat. Mark Gay, who served aboard the …

Time Running Out as Missing Plane’s ‘Black Box’ Pings Continue

Equipment inside two nearly indestructible boxes aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane recorded critical information that would help investigators reconstruct what went wrong. The flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder have beacons that are sending out “pings” which searchers …

Toyota Now Compatible with Rimkus’ Crash Data Recovery Retrieval Tool

Rimkus Consulting Group, a forensic engineering and accident reconstruction firm, has added Toyota to its list of vehicles compatible with the company’s latest version of crash data recovery technology. Toyota joins GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles in allowing Rimkus the …

Black Box Implications for Auto Insurers

Though event data recorders (EDR) have been around since the 1970s, the number of vehicles equipped with the devices, also known as black boxes, has increased over the last decade. While data recorded on an EDR can greatly enhance an …