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Old 6th Jun 2009, 08:43
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<<With the amount of static in the area a mayday call on HF would be useless >>

Static interference may well have caused bad intereference to the aircraft receiver, but surely pilots are trained to transmit "blind" in an emergency? An HF transmission could have been heard thousands of miles away where interference might have been minimal.
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