NTSB wants inspections for ELT mounts

Based on recent history, the NTSB Friday sent two safety recommendations to the FAA requiring operators to inspect the mountings of all ELT transmitters installed on general aviation aircraft to ensure the units don’t break free in a crash. The recommendations (PDF) are the byproduct of the de Havilland turbine Otter crash in Alaska on Aug. 9, 2010, that killed five, including former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens.. More…

AOPA:  NTSB calls for inspections of emergency locators
The National Transportation Safety Board called for inspections of emergency locators to ensure proper installation. The NTSB issued the recommendation after investigating the plane accident in August that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens. The transmitter on Stevens’ floatplane malfunctioned after being dislodged from its mounting tray. Los Angeles Times/The Associated Press AOPA Online 

AIN:  NTSB Seeks ELT Inspections for GA Aircraft
The NTSB yesterday issued two safety recommendations stemming from the Aug. 9, 2010 crash of a de Havilland Canada Otter near Aleknagik, Alaska, that killed five, including former Sen. Ted Stevens. It took airborne search teams nearly five hours to locate the aircraft after the accident, as the emergency locator transmitter’s (ELT) mounting bracket and antenna separated in the crash and thus prevented the beacon signal from being properly transmitted…more


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