Found in the "Contact" magazine issue dated January 2000.

The black box be placed in the "out box".

Flight data recorders might may be replaced by live links between aircraft and ground stations, reported by the Times of London.The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) set up a Future Flight Data Committee to consider ways of collecting data in flight, including cockpit video and satellite transmission telemetry. The live link system could eventually give controllers the power to take over distressed aircraft and bring them in via remote control.
(Not sure controllers would be qualified pilots – eds)

It would also mean an end to risky and extensive searches for black boxes following crashes. Experts say it's the biggest breakthrough in aircraft safety since two British aircraft engineers created the data recorder in 1959. Today's black boxes record up to 300 parameters and can withstand an impact of up to 3,400 times the force of gravity.
(We assume this has not happened as we do read reports of many hours spent searching for the black boxes at crash sites – eds)

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