This week my country Indonesia just had an Airplane crash accident Sriwijaya Air SJ182.
I'm getting sick with people speculating why or how the plane crashed. Well, we can wait for the black box analysis, but that will took quite a long time before we know how the plane crashed.
And the visualization of the crash accident will always end up the same. Speculating how it crashed based from data in the Black box.
Why can't we just put several cameras in the body of the airplane? I know there are clouds, rain water, lightning strike, and thunderstorm (can't we protect/shield the camera?)
Basically I wanted to ask the same as this question here : Why don't airlines have in-flight video recordings like buses do? (but I mean more like "record the flight from outside instead from the inside")
Now look at SpaceX Falcon9 rocket launches that had become very routine. They always have cameras. I'm sure Falcon9 Rockets also passing through Clouds, rain water, Thunderstorm and lightning strike just like the Airplanes... SpaceX cameras just works fine even to the outer space.
So, I was thinking, like the title suggest, "Why didn't the industry start copying SpaceX method of putting a camera on the body of the Airplane so we could see how an airplane crash??
If there is an airplane accident, we can visualize how it crash more faster with "real evidence (video footage)" instead of speculating with Black Box recordings
I think it's time for Aviation Industry to add more innovative ways how to record a flight instead of just using Black Box (no visual)... They didn't want to spend some money to buy cameras and for its maintenance?