August 21, 2015 - Using a Cessna 172 dropped
from a height of 100 feet, NASA’s Search and
Rescue Mission Office will simulate a severe but
survivable plane accident Wednesday, Aug. 26 to
test emergency locator transmitters (ELTs). NASA
Television will air live coverage of the test,
which is scheduled to happen between 1 and 2
The test will take place at the agency’s Langley Research
Center in Hampton, Virginia,
where a research team has equipped the vintage
1974 airplane with five ELTs, two crash test
dummies, cameras and data-collecting sensors.
Media interested covering the crash test should
contact Kathy Barnstorff at 757-864-9886 or
firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 25, and arrive at the
2 Langley Blvd.
by 12:15 p.m., Aug 26. In the event of bad
weather, the test will be rescheduled.