Accession Number:

AD0699826

Title:

AN APPRAISAL OF THE POSTCRASH FIRE ENVIRONMENT

Descriptive Note:

Preliminary rept. 1952-1969

Corporate Author:

DYNAMIC SCIENCE INC PHOENIX AZ AVSER FACILITY

Report Date:

1969-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE