External cameras on aeroplanes
Some years ago, after the Kegworth accident I believe, British Airways fitted some external cameras to one of their 747 Classic aeroplanes, G-BDPU, as a trial. There was a miniture TV screen plus camera selector switches positioned at the lower left of the F/E's panel, by the lower part of the F/O's seat. The installation remained for a year or more and eventually fell into disrepair and 'died'.
Does anyone have any info regarding the conclusions of the trial, apart from the obvious one stated above? Was it's demise due to 'beancounter' or technical reasons?