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Old 6th Dec 2017, 03:23
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Lead Balloon
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Australia/India
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More spin.

The point of FDRs and CVRs is to assist in determining the facts.

We used to think the ATSB’s job was to do the same.

The calls for recovery of the recorders were, in effect, calls for the ATSB to do its job properly.

If the ATSB had done its job properly in the first place, there would have been no speculation as to what the recorders may have revealed. The ATSB’s reputation might be a little less trashed.

I would still prefer to hear the actual recording from the CVR (and from flight services), rather than relying on the ATSB’s paraphrasing.
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