[time-nuts] Aircraft ping timing

Joe Leikhim jleikhim at leikhim.com
Thu Mar 20 14:42:42 EDT 2014

I just red somewhere that the last "ping" was the only one recorded by 
Inmarsat system, Pings up to that point were presumed to occur due to 
known reporting intervals. So there is no "track".

The Inmarsat data is a red herring. The plane could have ditched into 
the water 85 minutes after the "incident:, at location near last radar 
contact and floated with Inmarsat operating on service battery for hours.

The ELT's used in this aircraft have been implicated in two fires due to 
shorted lithium battery wires. There was an AD/Recall issued.  No 
reports whatsoever about the ELT being activated, so if it burned...... 
Good only for 48 hours or so anyway if looking in the wrong place.

Maybe there is a market for Orbcomm asset tracking transmitters mounted 
way up in an inaccessible location of the tail with own back up battery 

Joe Leikhim

Leikhim and Associates

Communications Consultants

Oviedo, Florida

JLeikhim at Leikhim.com



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