Supposing, after a "bad" landing, performing a high vertical speeed, the crew, unintentionally, activates the ELT, sending the signs to the sattelites, warning the rescue and team about the "accident", that does not happen. Would the fees for the services be payed? Is there any penalty for the crew or company?
The ELT guys get a lot of false alarms. About 97% of ELT alerts are false alarms. Most false alarms are generated by bad ELTs on boats.
Neverthless, they chase them all down. The organization that does this is the Civil Air Patrol.
Legally, a person activating false alarm can be held liable for substantial fines, but in practice it is unknown for those fines to be assessed for an accidental alert. If someone was deliberately setting off an ELT, the FCC might attempt to prosecute and assess a fine, which by statute can be as much as $100,000.
Unintentionally activation of ELT ,,1 when more than 1/2 of battery life time is passed .2 when You move ELT without putting its switch to off position , When you use a big ferromagnetic device neat to ELT , when you leave for a long time the Aircraft in a hanger without switching off or removing ELT from Aircraft , in case of unintentionally activation of ELT contact immediately the nearest ATC and inform them . Your Sincerely Rajabi 28th Nov 3022