FULL-SCALE DYNAMIC CRASH TEST OF A LOCKHEED CONSTELLATION MODEL 1649 AIRCRAFT
AVIATION SAFETY ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH PHOENIX AZ
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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.
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