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Indian scientists devise new technique to hasten rescue of air-crash victims

Gandhinagar: In a technique that could be of immense global interest, Indian scientists have devised a method to not only predict the time a plane will hit the ground after losing contact but also the

IANS IANS Updated on: May 07, 2014 17:06 IST
In the next step, Geographic Information System (GIS) database is used to identify the probable crash site, Harinarayana explained.

The researchers report that their system locates a crash site "within a few seconds with good accuracy" making it more reliable and faster than the existing search-and-rescue method that relies on signals from special radio transmitters - or black boxes - carried on board airplanes.

According to Harinarayana, the new system has been successfully validated in four different cases of hypothetical plane crashes in Gujarat.

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