The black box is the flight data recorder that was allegedly retrieved from the staged wreckage of Oceanic Flight 815. It was "procured" by Charles Widmore, who gave it to Captain Gault of the Kahana. Showing this recorder to Sayid and Desmond, Gault implicated Ben Linus in a plot to fake the wreckage and questioned how anyone could come up with 324 dead bodies to plant in it, implying that Ben was the culprit. ("Ji Yeon") The recorder was lost or destroyed when the Kahana exploded. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 2")
- In Season 1, Shannon had mentioned that since there was a black box on the plane, she was certain that they'd be found soon. ("Pilot, Part 1")
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