Behind every cloud

The black box flight recorders from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared on 8 March 2014 along with the 227 passengers and 12 crew. Just four months after this tragic debacle, another Malaysia Airlines passenger plane (flight MH17) has allegedly been shot down near the Ukraine/Russia border and the black box recorders have apparently gone missing.

Given that commercial passenger aircraft are already equipped with satellite connections, surely the airline industry must now act urgently to replace the outdated black box recorders with a system that continuously streams flight data to a central cloud-based platform, thus ensuring secure, reliable retrieval of cockpit information in the event of such disasters. These days, there is no reason why it should be so difficult for investigators to work out why an aircraft crashed. Behind every cloud there should be another cloud.

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David Winship has written an unauthorised autobiography and several critically disdained literary tomes. His work is frequently compared with Steinbeck, Orwell and Hemingway, but unfortunately Mike Steinbeck, Daisy Orwell and Howard Hemingway were all terrible writers. He has been totally overlooked for the most prestigious literary awards worldwide, which is a shame as most of the words are spelled correctly. In fact, his books contain material that ranks with the finest literary works in history: all the right letters are there, just not necessarily in the right order.

Dave’s blog (The Speed Of Dark Blog) is part of his crusade for truth and justice and universal entitlement to free real ale. It may well be that his whole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.

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