Accession Number : AD0645885

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF LOW-LEVEL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONAL HAZARDS

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jul 1965-Apr 1966

Corporate Author : NORTHROP CORP HAWTHORNE CA NORAIR DIV

Personal Author(s) : Ralles, Homer A

PDF Url : AD0645885

Report Date : Nov 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 139

Abstract : The study evaluates the obstacle impact hazards incurred by operation of Army aircraft at treetop altitudes and describes techniques useful in alleviating those hazards. The magnitude of the problem of obstacle impacts is determined by a statistical analysis of aircraft tree strikes and wire strikes to identify the significant parameters involved. Investigation of sensor techniques and aircraft operating procedures is presented to aid development of obstacle warning systems.

Descriptors :   *AVIATION SAFETY, ARMY AIRCRAFT, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, HAZARDS, LOW ALTITUDE, WARNING SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE