Accession Number:

ADA248887

Title:

Composite Profiles of Helicopter Mishaps at Heliports and Airports

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS CONTROL TECHNOLOGY INC ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

1992-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

In a companion report entitled Analysis of Helicopter Mishaps at Heliports, Airports, and Unimproved Sites, DOTFAARD-908, National Transportation Safety Board and U.S. Army mishap reports were reviewed in order to determine the types of mishaps that have occurred at helicopter landing sites. Based upon these mishap records, helicopter composite mishap profiles were developed and are presented here in order to demonstrate the types of mishaps that have occurred at or near heliports and airports. Each composite profile includes a description of the mishap, facility design factors which contributed to the mishap, nondesign-related contributing factors, and operational safety enhancements where appropriate. This document is intended to be a learning and teaching aid. The intended audience includes helicopter landing area designers, managers, and operators, as well as pilots. The goal of the report is to broaden awareness in the helicopter community in order to promote safety. This report is one in a series of three dealing with helicopter mishaps at landing sites. The other reports are Analysis of Helicopter Mishaps at Heliports, Airports and Unimproved Sites, DOTFAARD-908, and Analysis of Helicopter Accident Risk Exposure near Heliports, Airports, and Unimproved Sites, DOTFAARD-909. Accident, Heliport, Airport, Mishap, Design issues, Safety, Helicopter.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Helicopters
  • Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE