Accession Number:

ADA273250

Title:

Projected Effectiveness of Airbag Supplemental Restraint Systems in U.S. Army Helicopter Cockpits

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Despite significant advances in accident prevention, crashworthiness, and individual protective equipment, head and torso injuries continue to cause death and disabling injuries in survivable Army helicopter accidents. Most of these injuries are caused by the occupant striking internal structures. The purpose of this study was to review Army helicopter accident records to determine the number of fatal and disabling injuries in pilots and copilots that could be prevented with the introduction of an airbag supplemental restraint system into U.S. Army helicopter cockpits.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE