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Air France Crash Suggestion: Have Planes Send Black Box Data By Satellite

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Air France 447 wreckage

Part of the wreckage of Air France flight 447, which crashed in the Atlantic Ocean between Brazil and Africa on June 1, 2009.

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When Air France flight 447 crashed on a stormy night off Brazil in 2009, it took its secrets with it to the bottom of the Atlantic. There was no distress call, no sign of trouble before the plane disappeared. The plane's "black boxes"—its flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder—were not recovered until this spring: 228 people died.

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