I don't remember why, this time, I prefaced the link with NYT. Doing that got me a reply from Dan MacTough.
I pointed to the Times in this case because there was a lot of coverage of the recovery of the black box, and I chose the Times because I thought they'd give me less sensational bullshit than the others (and no annoying interstitial ads, it's often why I don't pass on links to Salon, for example).
We need to get organized about this stuff. The Times paywall has been here long enough such that we should have answers to questions like this by now.