A Review of Problems Encountered in the Recovery of Navy Aircrewmen under Combat Conditions.
BIOTECHNOLOGY INC FALLS CHURCH VA
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The purpose of the study was to examine Navy aviation combat casualty experiences in Southeast Asia and to assess the adequacy of the procedures and material utilized in rescue and recovery operations. Subjects consisted of naval aviators flying fixed-wing jet aircraft who had been forced to eject as a direct result of enemy action. One hundred and four survivors of such an occurrence were located and administered an extensive questionnaire covering the circumstances leading to the ejection, the state of the aircraft at the time of escape, and all events prior to and during rescue. The returned questionnaires provided a data base from which problems with survival procedures, survival equipment, and biomedical support were tabulated. Conclusions of the study deal with the adequacy of medical support procedures, aviation protective and survival equipment, and the rescue process itself. Author
- Escape, Rescue and Survival