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Old 2nd Jun 2016, 16:16
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grizzled
 
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PersonFromPorlock's suggestion is one of the best ideas I have seen on this issue. The tendency today is for complex technical (read "expensive") solutions, that most often have their own serious drawbacks.

Regardless of what other mitigation or solutions come about in the next decade or so, PFP's idea should be give serious consideration as a relatively simple, relatively cheap mitigator to the problem of figuring out where an aircraft entered the ocean (even considering drift in the first 24 hours). It's not a solution to recovering the aircraft or the data, but it's certainly an idea worth consideration for faster pinpointing of a crash site. And I agree that it might even have helped in several past occurrences of aircraft missing over land.
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