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Old 1st May 2011, 23:46
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MountainWest
 
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FDR Damage

The FDR appears to be damaged (IMHO) far more than can be explained by a 100g impact. It was designed and located in the aircraft in the best position to maximize survivability in a high-speed forward impact. On its face, this device experienced miniscule forces compared to what it was designed to withstand.
That said, perhaps what we see is evidence of the FDR being caught between major structural components at the time of impact. Did VS attachment hardware (or a similar event) crush the FDR and pinger against a major structural component on departure from the aircraft?

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