Coroner Wants Light Plane Monitor

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After working on an aircraft accident victim, an Australian coroner is recommending the installation of an electronic monitoring device on all light aircraft. Coroner Michael Halliday recommended last week in the Brisbane Magistrates Court that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority require all light aircraft be fitted with automatic location devices and flight data recorders to make searches easier. "I am conscious of the cost involved. However, human life has a value that cannot be measured in monetary terms," Halliday told the Australian Associated Press. CASA has made no comment on the recommendation.