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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"Production of the recording [as evidence] is necessary
because the written transcript does not and cannot reflect tone of
voice, pitch, volume or inflection, nor does it necessarily
accurately reflect ambiant and other noises pertinent to the
aircraft's operation. The Second Circuit [Appeals] Court has
recognized the evidentiary importance of the audio recording from a
cockpit voice recorder, which is often the only piece of neutral
evidence in an air crash case."
Source: Judge William M Skretny, in a ruling on
the CVR recprding from Flight 3407.