Wire Strike Report
ARMY BOARD FOR AVIATION ACCIDENT RESEARCH FORT RUCKER AL
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The purpose of this report is to identify those factors and circumstances which cause or contribute to the continuing occurrence of wire strikes by Army aircraft. Identification and analysis of these cause factors is the first step required in the elimination of wire strikes as a significant hazard to Army aviation. It is essential to determine which of the cause factors are related to the mission of Army aviation and to train aviation personnel to effectively cope with these factors. Equally important is the elimination, through command emphasis and supervision, of those factors or practices which are not essential to the mission. This report contains analyses of all wire strike accidents and incidents involving Army aircraft during the period 1 January 1966 through 30 June 1970 and recommendations based on the analyses. The information in this report is similar in scope to that of a previous USABAAR report, dated April 1966, covering the period 1 July 1957 through 31 December 1965.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Safety Engineering