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Originally posted by johnlear
Probably NUWC got him, probably accidentally. You know how those things happen......unbelievably at the wrong time and wrong place. Some admiral is getting his butt chewed big time, right about now.
Oh and Tom sorry about calling you a disinformation agent. Not that you aren't...just sorry about calling you one.
He's in a lake, most likely. And as the VGL doesn't leave marks, even when they find him it will be 'pilot disorientation' or 'pilot error'.
Heck, it's a prop plane, if he was flying west at sundown there's always 'flicker vertigo' to bring in as an explanation.
Originally posted by johnlear
Uh huh. He took of at 9:30 with 5 hours of fuel so he ran out at 2:30. So he got flicker vertigo flying at a 45 degree angle up? With 2 bullets in the back of his head? Nice work Tom.
Originally posted by Icarus Rising
Was Steve flying a modified Red Herring?
Different types of ELTs are currently in use. There are approximately 170,000 of the older generation 121.5 MHz ELTs in service. Unfortunately, these have proven to be highly ineffective. They have a 97% false alarm rate, activate properly in only 12% of crashes, and provide no identification data. In order to fix this problem 406 MHz ELTs were developed to work specifically with the Cospas-Sarsat system. These ELTs dramatically reduce the false alert impact on SAR resources, have a higher accident survivability success rate, and decrease the time required to reach accident victims by an average of 6 hours.
Presently, most aircraft operators are mandated to carry an ELT and have the option to choose between either a 121.5 MHz ELT or a 406 MHz ELT. The Federal Aviation Administration has studied the issue of mandating carriage of 406 MHz ELTs. The study indicates that 134 extra lives and millions of dollars in SAR resources could be saved per year. The only problem is that 406 MHz ELTs currently cost about $1,500 and 121.5 MHz ELTs cost around $500. It's easy to see one reason for the cost differential when you look at the numbers. However, no one can argue the importance of 406 MHz ELTs and the significant advantages they hold.
Originally posted by loam
I just ran across this webpage raising a very interesting question:
TO ME THIS IS PRETTY MUCH PROOF THAT THE OFFICIAL STORY IS A LIE
Has anyone looked into this?
The small plane piloted by Fossett, 63, was equipped with an older emergency beacon that is notorious for failing to operate after crashes, according to federal safety officials and the agencies that monitor the emergency beacons.
Mr. Fossett's aircraft was equipped with a 121.5 megahertz ELT that should automatically activate upon impact with the ground, but can manually be activated as well.
And what about radar? Why wouldnt radar have tracked his plane?
Originally posted by makeitso
Anybody see this yet? Is it for real, or some scam?
Last I heard it was going to be a few days before DigitalGlobe could get Google the images.