Accession Number:

ADA341285

Title:

The Role of Protective Visors in Injury Prevention During U.S. Army Rotary-Wing Aviation Accidents.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Visors their associated flight helmets are considered Aviation Life Support Equipment ALSE. The role of visors is to reduce the frequency and severity of facial injuries. To investigate this role, the Army aviation accident database from the U.S. Army Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama, and the ALSE Retrieval Program ALSERP database from the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, Fort Rucker, Alabama, were investigated for visor related accident data. In addition, a review of past analyses of head and facial rotary-wing accident data was conducted. The findings support the premise that visors, when properly deployed, play a major role in reducing the frequency and severity of facial injuries.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Protective Equipment
  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE