Old 30th Jun 2015, 01:43
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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Elsewhere
Age: 51
Posts: 30
Will there be more cases of the erase button being pressed
I don't think too many pilots will commit this intentional act. Of course nor do they have to. It is far easier and 'passive' to simply leave the batteries on for 30 minutes after landing thereby (in most cases) overwriting all except the area mic's.

In this scenario the AAIB would still get data from accidents, but may lose the useful lower level stuff (serious incident/incidents) that happen daily that can help to identify safety trends and hazards. That's where the big loss to flight safety may occur.
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