Reports are a local fisherman spotted fuselage however was unaware of a recent lost
plane/crash supposedly in the area. Seems prudent that message could be sent out to alert boats on the water to keep a lookout, however, as you know, not all boats carry recommended communication equipment
, if privately owned. You would hope commercial
boats have functioning equipment
, but if no message is sent out, its worthless.
In the event of a successful ditching, would a carry-on PFD
w/locator beacon tucked in the pocket be helpful (if you had time to don or had it on after boarding) especially since flying in these supercell conditions seems to be common practice over this part of the world?
Or choose to fly another day.
Glad the accident
location has been identified and time will tell the sequence of events
leading to the fatal disaster.
Prayers out to the family
and friends. Unfortunately the private moments of grief are all to public.