Engineering Analysis of Crash Injury in Army CH-47 Aircraft
ARMY AGENCY FOR AVIATION SAFETY FORT RUCKER AL
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An analysis of crashworthiness deficiencies in the CH-47 aircraft system is discussed. Basic data for this study is taken from Army CH-47 aircraft accidents occurring during CY 71 through 76. Injury and impact data are extracted from accident reports using a specially-developed coding system. The costs of personnel injuries are determined in accordance with Department of Defense policy regarding the effects of accidental injuries on Army operational readiness. The underlying engineering causes of crash injury are determined considering presently documented biological limitations of the human body. Crash hazards are identified and ranked according to the magnitude and probability of their effect. Recommendations are made as to the most urgent crashworthiness researchdevelopment acquisition efforts for consideration by aircraft systems managers and aviation research laboratories.
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