July 27, 2004 at 9:37 AM EST - Updated July 27 at 3:10 AM
Hearing today on cameras in the cockpit.
Two days of hearings start today to determine if video cameras should be installed in airplane cockpits. The National Transportation Safety Board recommended four years ago that the Federal Aviation Administration require large aircraft be equipped with crash resistant cameras. They could give accident investigators a better idea on what causes crashes. Pilots don't like the idea. They have privacy issues and they are worried about subjective interpretations of pilots' actions in the seconds before a crash. The executive air safety chairman of the Air Line Pilots Association says cameras in the cockpit would be a waste of money.