FLARM does not only save lives in the sky but has also been instrumental in many accident investigations. FLARM devices not only save the own flown track, but also the first and last received positions of other aircraft. The purpose of this is to enable range analyses of installations, but our forensic team can also use this information to assist with Search and Rescue (SAR) and to establish the flown track during an investigation. Often, data from several aircraft can be combined to establish the track flown, and/or where the aircraft crashed.
This article in Luzerner Zeitung (in German) published today explains how FLARM is currently supporting the Swiss Accident Investigation Board with establishing the final minutes of a Socata TB-10 accident on Saturday.