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Air France 447: How Scientists Found a Needle in a Haystack


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447 cockpit voice recorder

Cockpit voice recorder from Air France 447, as it was found at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

BEA, via Reuters

Two weekends ago, investigators announced that they had recovered the flight data recorder from the wreckage of Air France 447—a jetliner that crashed in the deep Atlantic two years ago. But, while the discovery of the data recorder is recent, the story of how Flight 447 was found goes back a month.

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