Monday, July 07, 2014

Air distress signal heard at Trenton-Mercer Airport (KTTN) was false alarm

EWING -- An aircraft emergency signal that was picked up by air traffic controllers and passing planes at the Trenton-Mercer Airport earlier today was a false alarm, officials said.

Reports of a strong signal from an Emergency Locator Transmitter – a radio device for boats and aircraft that can send a distress signal to nearby monitoring stations. The signals can sometimes indicate that a plane has gone down or is in some kind of trouble.

But today’s alarm, heard by airport officials shortly before 11 a.m. was accidentally set off aboard a helicopter grounded at the Ewing airport, according to Julie Willmot, a Mercer County spokeswoman.

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