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Watch NASA Crash A Cessna 172 To Test ELTs

Have you ever wondered how they test ELTs? NASA dropped a Cessna 172 from 100 feet at the Langley Landing and Impact Research Facility to do just that. Make sure to watch at 3:49 for some awesome slow motion video.

NASA is developing next-gen search and rescue technology in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Air Force. Their goal is to find faster, more reliable ways of finding distressed aircraft and their occupants.

Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at swayne@boldmethod.com, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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