Accession Number:

ADA043348

Title:

The Use of Wreckage Trajectories in Aircraft Accident Investigation.

Descriptive Note:

Structures note,

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This paper examines the characteristics of aircraft wreckage layouts obtained after an in-flight break-up and discusses the use of these data in accident investigation. Procedure are developed for the determination of some relevant parameters such as the position and altitude of break-up. The paper mentions some of the problems which may be encountered and emphasises that the analysis of aircraft wreckage trajectories should be considered additional to, rather than a substitute for, more conventional accident investigation techniques. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE