So what is actually inside a ‘Black Box’ flight data recorder?

The ‘Black Box’ flight data recorder sits inside aircraft continuously recording the details of what is happening so that should the unthinkable happen and something goes wrong mid flight investigators have the information they need to find out why.

Most of us know they exist, and many of us know they are not black but a highly visible orange colour, but have you ever wondered what is actually inside the sealed unit?

The chap in the video below managed to get his hands on a defunct flight recorder and filmed himself investigating its contents.

Flight Data recorder teardown

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