Accession Number:

ADA023531

Title:

Report of Wire Strike Accidents in Army Aircraft 1 July 1957 through 31 December 1965.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BOARD FOR AVIATION ACCIDENT RESEARCH FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

In-flight wire strikes continue to be a significant factor in Army aircraft accidents. A total of 321 Army aircraft wire strike mishaps were reported to USABAAR during the period 1 July 1957-31 December 1965. More than one-third of these mishaps occurred in the past two and one-half years. Flight altitude above the terrain is a major factor in the occurrence of wire strike mishaps. Fifty percent 159 of all wire strikes happened during the takeoff and landing phase the remaining 50 162 occurred during level flight.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE