Accession Number:

ADA285190

Title:

A Correlative Investigation of Simulated Occupant Motion and Accident Report in a Helicopter Crash

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Report Date:

1994-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

In 1987, an Army Apache helicopter crashed during a training mission at Fort Rucker, Alabama, resulting in fatal injuries to the rear seat pilot and survivable injuries to the front seat copilot. Figure 1 shows the seating configuration of the two pilots. U.S. Army Safety Center USASC investigators at Fort Rucker, Alabama, reported the aircraft damage assessment and aircrew member injuries. U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory USAARL researchers at Fort Rucker, Alabama, concurrently examined the helmets, restraint systems, and crashworthy seats. Crash kinematics were derived from the investigation including estimates of the motion of the harnessed occupants during the crash

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE