Crash Injury Economics: Injury and Death Costs in Army UH-1 Accidents in Fiscal Year 1969
ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL
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During Fiscal year 69, there was a total of 546 major and minor noncombat aircraft accidents involving UH-1 type helicopters. The report presents an economic study of the 160 individuals with major injuries and 227 fatalities which occurred in 129 of these accidents. Minor injuries were not considered. Personnel costs of aircraft accidents were evaluated using hospitalization and convalescence times and costs, pay costs, replacement costs, funeral costs, death benefits and Veterans Administration and Social Security Administration benefits. These costs were computed using the least expensive method. Human costs, such as pain, suffering, deformity, or the loss of earning power are factors which are real costs but which cannot be determined. The total treatment time for the 160 injured individuals was 19,097 days. When considered on the basis of a 246 day work year, the total treatment time equaled 77.6 work years.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Economics and Cost Analysis