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A single-engine aircraft with an MOPSC of 5 carries out a forced landing in the Sahara. What rescue and survival equipment must be on board?

  • A

    Megaphone

  • B

    Crash axe

  • C

    One ELT

  • D
    Two ELT

EASA AIR OPS
CAT.IDE.A.305 Survival equipment

(a) Aeroplanes operated over areas in which search and rescue would be especially difficult shall be equipped with:

(1) signalling equipment to make the distress signals;
(2) at least one ELT(S); and
(3) additional survival equipment for the route to be flown taking account of the number of persons on board.

AREAS IN WHICH SEARCH AND RESCUE WOULD BE ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT
The expression ‘areas in which search and rescue would be especially difficult’ should be interpreted, in this context, as meaning:
(a) areas so designated by the authority responsible for managing search and rescue; or
(b) areas that are largely uninhabited and where:

(1) the authority referred to in (a) has not published any information to confirm whether search and rescue would be or would not be especially difficult; and
(2) the authority referred to in (a) does not, as a matter of policy, designate areas as being especially difficult for search and rescue.

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