Air France Flight 447 Flight Data Recorder Recovery

Air France Flight 447 Flight Data Recorder Recovery

BEA via Bloomberg

A robotic submarine recovers the flight data recorder from the Air France Flight 447 jet that crashed in 2009 on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean in this photo released by France's air accident investigation agency. While surface debris and data downloads quickly pointed to the French plane’s likely fate, it took a deep-sea trawl costing $100 million to locate black-box flight recorders that finally revealed what happened.