NASA to Test Emergency Locator Transmitters by Crashing Airplane

NASA to Test Emergency Locator Transmitters by Crashing Airplane

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Using a Cessna 172 dropped from a height of 100 feet, NASA’s Search and Rescue Mission Office will simulate a severe but survivable plane accident Wednesday, Aug. 26 to test emergency locator transmitters (ELTs). NASA Television will air live coverage of the test, which is scheduled to happen between 1 and 2 p.m. EDT.

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