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Accident investigators push the FAA for better cockpit voice recorders on all planes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal accident investigators are pushing for better cockpit voice recorders. They are pointing to limits of the device on the jetliner that suffered a door-panel blowout last month over Oregon. The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration should require all current planes to have recorders that can capture 25 hours of audio, up from the current standard of two hours. The FAA has proposed the 25-hour standard but only for new planes. Airlines typically keep planes for many years, so much of the existing fleet would not be covered.

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