Watch reside: NASA Crashing An airplane For Science
NASA is crashing a Cessna 172—on purpose—in an effort to check emergency locator transmitters.
August 26, 2015 eleven:45 AM
On Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET, NASA will drop a vintage 1974 plane, tail down, from a height of 100 ft on the Langley research center in Hampton, Virginia. The crash test is intended to “simulate a severe however survivable airplane accident,” according to a NASA press release, and will help researchers learn extra about emergency locators.
The Cessna 172 will include cameras, 5 emergency locators, two crash-take a look at dummies, and more than a few information-gathering sensors.
that you would be able to watch a live stream of the crash beneath: