Black box inventor David Warren dies at 85

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Black box inventor David Warren dies at 85

July 22nd, 2010

THE TERRITORY-born inventor of the black box flight recorder has died.

David Warren died, aged 85, at a Melbourne nursing home on Monday.

He was involved in investigating the crash in 1953 of the world's first
commercial jet airliner, the Comet, as it was en route
to Australia.

The challenge of determining the causes of the accident led him to the idea of a
recording device that could withstand a crash
where there were no survivors and no witnesses.

Dr Warren was born in 1925 at a mission station on remote Groote Eylandt in far
northern Australia.

He was the first European child born on the island in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/aviation/black-box-inventor-david-warren-dies-at-85/story-e6frg95x-1225895120709
http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2010/07/22/165881_ntnews.html

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Cheers Don...



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commercial jet airliner, the Comet, as it was en route
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a recording device that could withstand a crash
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far northern Australia.
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There are actually a few people that are claimed the honor of inventing the
black box

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you mean much the same as the telephone, radio, electric light, television, jet
engine, and 1000's of other inventions.
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