NASA Crashes Plane to Test Emergency Devices


Using a Cessna 172 dropped from a height of 100 feet, NASA’s Search and Rescue Mission Office simulated a severe but survivable plane accident Wednesday, Aug. 26 at the agency’s Langley Research Center to test emergency locator transmitters (ELTs). The devices are installed on general aviation and commercial planes to transmit a location signal in the event of a crash. On this third and final test in the series the plane was dropped from 100 feet, tail down into the ground.

Similar Posts:

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

As you found this post useful...

Follow us on social media!

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *