Search & Rescue Team Responds to Airport Alert

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Search & Rescue Team Responds to Airport Alert
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Source: Santa Barbara County Search & Rescue Team

[Tuesday] evening the team responded for a reported Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) activation. Initial reports placed the transmitter in the Goleta area and later was determined with high levels of confidence to be in the vicinity of the Santa Barbara Airport.

Teams found the beacon after a search of a hangar area in the NE corner of the airport. The aircraft with the accidental activation was a V-Tail Beechcraft Bonanza. The ELT was deactivated, owner notified and teams returned to the station. 

SBCSAR is tasked with ELT searches in Santa Barbara County and has located numerous downed aircraft and accidental activations over the years with use of receiving equipment.

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PitMix Dec 06, 2018 11:51 AM
Search & Rescue Team Responds to Airport Alert

What's interesting to me is that it took a while for them to figure out where the emergency beacon was actually located!! I thought GPS was accurate down to the nearest 3 ft now- I guess this uses a pre-GPS technology- signal beacons or carrier pigeons?

a-1544483009 Dec 06, 2018 09:42 AM
Search & Rescue Team Responds to Airport Alert

If it's bad enough then it's not a joke except to the sick mind that posted it...I see that my mentioning it earlier has already been downvoted 3 times, and upvoted once...See what I mean?

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