Accession Number:

ADA125401

Title:

Water Survival - 20 Years Canadian Forces Aircrew Experience,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The object of this report is to review all the accidents involving the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy and Army which involved ditching, ejection or bailing out into the sea or fresh water in the last 20 years in order to identify the incidence of water immersion and the percentage of accidents that occurred in sea or fresh water. These have been analysed to obtain knowledge as to which aircrew are at risk, whether the protection that is provided is adequate or could be improved or, indeed, whether some aircrew are over-protected. Finally, during 20 years of peacetime operation, an analysis will be made as to what the threat is to aircrew from the water temperature and sea state, in conjunction with the analysis of rescue times. Recommendations will be presented as to how our aircrew should be protected to the end of this decade. With the assistance of the computer at National Defence HeadquartersDirectorate of Flight Safety Ottawa, it was possible to review 595 A, B and C class accidents.

Subject Categories:

  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE