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1stspotter
29th Jun 2015, 22:22
I am a journalist investigating the MH17 shot down.
Can someone explain me the location of the round buckle part of the safety belt of a Boeing 777 cockpit seat?
I know there is a strap running over each shoulder. Then there are two straps on the side of the seat.
I guess one of the straps on the side has a round buckle to connect the other three straps?

Where on the body is the round black buckle roughly located when the safety belt is on?

deptrai
29th Jun 2015, 22:39
somewhere close to the navel, or below. If you do a google image search for pilot harness you'll get a better picture for your research than if you're looking for "safety belt"

1stspotter
29th Jun 2015, 22:52
thx for the reply. Do pilots generally speaking have their safety belts on during cruise?

perantau
29th Jun 2015, 23:16
In cruise belts yes, harness not usually.

1stspotter
29th Jun 2015, 23:26
harnass are the straps running over the shoulder I guess?

ACMS
30th Jun 2015, 08:56
Standard 5 point harness.

Round black buckle is basically over your private parts if done up correctly.

The negative G strap/crotch strap ( on the bottom ) is the 5th and it stops the buckle riding up too high...

And I suppose stops you sliding under the harness?

safelife
30th Jun 2015, 21:59
Ouch. I'll go with the first option :eek:

Willit Run
1st Jul 2015, 05:41
Ouch. I'll go with the first option :eek:

The center strap, also known as a "anti submersion" belt,is very critical in a crash. It keeps your spine from collapsing in a high "G" impact.

Its not comfy, but....... when you wake in the morning or the middle of the night, you have no idea what the easter bunny has in store for you that day/night. Where it and appreciate it for what it will do for you.