All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Search and Rescue’

Malaysia Airlines Wreckage to be Surveyed Underwater

On April 5, the international search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had its biggest discovery to date – a ping from below the ocean’s surface. The ping was discovered by the Ocean Shield, an Australian navy ship towing a US Navy ping locator. Three days after the first two initial pings were discovered, two more pings were heard, …

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‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Remembered 5 Years On

USAirways Flight 1549 landed into the Hudson River five years ago after being struck by birds. Images of passengers exiting the plane are still reminiscent today. Fortunately, the quick-thinking ingenuity of Pilots Sully Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles led to the safe landing and rescue of the passengers aboard the plane. The passengers still remember the chain of events that led …

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Tropical Storm Octave Clears, Missing Plane Found

Tropical Storm Octave initially shut down the search and rescue for a small plane with 14 people on board that crashed on Monday around the northern part of Mexico. The Associated Press reported that the single-engine carrier was en route to Ciudad Constitucion when it disappeared. Mexican officials are now confirming that the plane was found in the northwestern region …

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New Satellite Search and Rescue System Turned On

The European Space Agency (ESA) today announced that it has switched-on a search and rescue (SAR) package on its Galileo navigation satellites. The milestone is a “major” expansion of the Cospas-Sarsat (Space System for the Search of Vessels in Distress and Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking) network, which receives distress calls from air and sea vessels. “At this stage, our …

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