Accession Number:

ADA137254

Title:

A Survey of Serious Aircraft Accidents Involving Fatigue Fracture. Volume 1. Fixed-Wing Aircraft (Etude sur des Accidents Importants d'Avions du aux Effets des Fractures de Fatigue. Volume 1. Effets sur des Avions).

Descriptive Note:

Aeronautical note,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICAL ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

153.0

Abstract:

A world-wide survey was done of serious aircraft accidents involving fatigue fracture. Volume 1 of the report deals with fixed-wing aircraft, while Volume 2 addresses rotary-wing aircraft. A total of 1466 fixed-wing accidents since 1927 were identified as having fatigue fracture as a related cause, and these accidents resulted in 1861 fatalities. The accidents cover civil and, to a limited extent, military aircraft. Accidents are listed by failure type, as well as by aircraft type. Enginetransmission failure and landing-gear failure were the most common cause of recent fixed-wing accidents, and currently there is an average of about 69 fixed-wing fatigue accidents per year.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Safety Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE