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I'm working on a history report and I am trying to find a diagram that shows where the flight data recorder would have been on a Boeing 727 in 1984, specifically for Eastern Airlines. I know the general answer is "tail section," but I'm looking for a specific location, ideally with a diagram.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hopefully someone can confirm this but in the freight conversion 727 it was in the rear cargo hold, just aft of the door. But I might be thinking of DC-10. It's been many years. $\endgroup$ – TomMcW Sep 5 '19 at 18:13
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    $\begingroup$ That’s true of the freighter. I don’t believe it was moved from the passenger version either, but I am not 100% sure of that. $\endgroup$ – Frank Sep 5 '19 at 20:04
  • $\begingroup$ I’m specifically asking about a passenger plane (sorry for being unclear). I know the CVR is in a cylindrical orange tube near the aft staircase, but I’m looking for the FDR’s precise location. $\endgroup$ – Kyle Sep 5 '19 at 21:41

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