crash locator beacon


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Related to crash locator beacon: crash position indicator, Personal locator beacon, Emergency locator transmitter, PLB

crash locator beacon

[′krash ′lō‚kād·ər ‚bē·kən]
(communications)
An automatic radio beacon carried in aircraft to guide searching forces in the event of a crash.

crash locator beacon

An electronic beacon carried on a plane and designed to emit signals automatically in the event of a crash to lead searchers to the scene of the crash. Such a beacon gets activated and starts transmitting automatically once an aircraft experiences high acceleration along any of the axes.