Accession Number:

ADA171008

Title:

Surviving Helicopter Crashes at Sea: A Review of Studies of Underwater Egress From Helicopters

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Report Date:

1986-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The problem of escaping from a submerged helicopter is discussed. The effectiveness of illuminated escape hatches in facilitating escape has been demonstrated. The relative advantages of different types of lights are compared. Escape training, illuminating the emergency exists, and providing breathing devices should greatly enhance the chances of survival in a helicopter crash at sea.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE