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Aircraft CPI [Crash Position Indicators]

Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:25 pm

What are Aircraft CPI [Crash position Indicators].
Is it another name for the ELT.
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RE: Aircraft CPI [Crash Position Indicators]

Sun Feb 08, 2004 7:17 pm

From what I understand, the CPI is an externally-mounted transmitting device, originally developed for use on military aircraft, which was designed to jettison a fraction of a second after impact - thereby throwing itself clear of the aircraft. This prevented it from sinking, being buried or being destroyed by fire while at the same time allowing it to remain close enough to the wreck to aid location by emergency services.

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