Full-Scale Crash Test (T-41) of the YAH-63 Attack Helicopter,
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T-41 was jointly conducted by the Aviation Applied Technology Directorate and the NASA-Langley Research Center. The purpose of the effort was to assess the effectiveness of the structural crashworthiness features designed into the YAH-63 during a severe but potentially survivable accident and to evaluate the performance of several developmental crashworthy systems in a real-world helicopter crash environment. Because this was the first crash test of an attack helicopter and the first of a helicopter having designed-in crashworthiness, T-41 offers unique data for predicting the crash impact behavior of future helicopters. Keywords Crash test Impact dynamics IBAHRSInflatable Body and Heat Restraint System Crash safety Energy absorption and ELTEmergency Locator Transmitters.