AN APPRAISAL OF THE POSTCRASH FIRE ENVIRONMENT
Preliminary rept. 1952-1969
DYNAMIC SCIENCE INC PHOENIX AZ AVSER FACILITY
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A program was conducted to define the postcrash fire environment for helicopters and light aircraft, and to recommend additional testing, where necessary, to elevate the state of fire knowledge to a useful level. A thorough literature search indicated that mans survival in an aircraft crash fire is predicated on four main factors 1 the circumambient heat 2 circumradiant heat 3 toxic fumes and 4 the obstruction to his vision.
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