|Another Discrepancy in the Investigation
According to: Ex 12a Page 4
A Fairchild model A-100 cockpit voice recorder (CVR) s/n UNK was brought
the audio laboratory of the National Transportation Safety Board. A
transcript was prepared of the entire 31.5 minute good quality
D. DETAILS OF INVESTIGATION
The CVR unit arrived in the lab in a large cooler
still submerged in water. The exterior of the CVR was
extremely dented and distorted. The front panel of the
CVR was ripped from the unit and was only being held on
by the underwater locating beacon mount. The normal
carrying handle was missing. The data plate that is
normally attached to the front panel was also missing
and never recovered.
In reference to the above statement about the data plate:
I was reviewing a partial tape segment aired by TLC (date unknown).
shows a news briefing being conducted by Loeb. In that briefing there
several good footage segments of a very legible data plate labeled
Voice Recorder', attached to the CVR.
Unfortunately, the serial number is not legible in the video. Video
enhancement might help. It would be interesting to compare that serial
to the aircraft maintenance logs just to verify that the CVR was indeed
one installed on the aircraft.
At any rate, I wonder how James Cash could make the statement that
he did and
no one at NTSB making a correction to the public docket.
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