Accession Number:

AD0654538

Title:

FULL-SCALE DYNAMIC CRASH TEST OF A LOCKHEED CONSTELLATION MODEL 1649 AIRCRAFT

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AVIATION SAFETY ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH PHOENIX AZ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

221.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the test was to obtain crash environment data of the test aircraft and the various experiments installed aboard the aircraft. Special experiments consisted of military crew and commercial passenger seats, cargo restraint systems, postcrash locator beacons, baby and child restraint systems, radioactive material containers, a military litter system, and provisions for emergency lighting. The aircraft was accelerated under its own power by remote control for a distance of 4,000 feet reaching a velocity of 112 knots. Initial impact occurred against barriers which removed the landing gear, permitting the airplane to become airborne until the moment of impact with the wing and fuselage crash barriers.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE