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AirAsia crash makes case for ejectable black boxes

The idea, which has rebounded at ICAO committees for years, is back on the agenda of its High-Level Safety Conference next month


A LONG-DELAYED proposal to outfit commercial airliners with ejectable "black box" recorders may have a better chance of being adopted following the AirAsia crash in the Java Sea, according to three sources at the UN global aviation body.

The idea, which would equip