Air France Flight 447's "Black Box" Data Unit Recovered

Nova: Crash of Flight 447

May 2, 2011 — Search teams recovered a flight data recorder's memory unit from the wreckage of Air France Flight 447 at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday. Last month the robotic submarine scouring the ocean floor for crash evidence turned up the recorder's casing. Accident investigators are hoping to be able to retrieve data from the unit that could provide answers to what caused the June 2009 crash that killed all 228 people aboard.

Source: Planet Data