UNITED STATES ARMY AVIATION CRASH SURVIVAL RESEARCH
Summary rept. 1 Oct 1964-30 Sep 1965
AVIATION SAFETY ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH PHOENIX AZ
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Analysis of U. S. Army aircraft accidents has revealed that accelerative loads on impact have been well within the limits of human tolerance in the majority of cases. Personnel involved in these accidents, however, have frequently suffered serious or fatal injuries as a result of the failure of some portion of the aircraft structure e.g., crushing of fuselage, failure of some major component e.g., crew seat, or postcrash fire. Accordingly, the major emphasis in the projects conducted during the contract year was on improved structural crashworthiness, improved crash survival capability in seats and retention systems, and improved fuel containment in dynamic crash environments. The objectives of the work effort in general was to develop more realistic crash survival design criteria for existing and future U. S. Army aircraft. In addition to the areas cited above, effort continued in the areas of crash survival investigators training, field investigation of pertinent aircraft accidents, and scientific liaison. All major work areas are reported in summary form.
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