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Distress beacons

Overview

A distress beacon is a small electronic device that, when activated in a life- threatening situation, assists rescue authorities in their search to locate those in distress. Distress beacons save lives and, moreover, carriage of distress beacons on some aircraft is required by law.

The following information will give you an understanding of how to use distress beacons and the different types available.

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