Accession Number : AD0745257

Title :   Crash Survival Analysis of 16 Agricultural Aircraft Accidents,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST

Personal Author(s) : Swearingen, J. J. ; Wallace, T. F. ; Blethrow, J. G. ; Rowlan, D. E.

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The study presents pertinent findings from on-the-scene investigations to evaluate the crashworthiness of the present fleet of agricultural applicator aircraft. A detailed presentation of 16 crashes illustrates the fact that most of these specialized aircraft structures are well designed to protect the pilot, even in severe crashes. Most injuries and deaths of aerial applicator pilots are not attributable to failure of the cockpit structure itself, but rather to factors associated with (1) pilot restraint equipment, (2) seat failures, (3) failure of the roll-over structure, and (4) a lack of heat impact attenuators at the top of the instrument panel. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AGRICULTURE, *AVIATION ACCIDENTS, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), ENGINE MOUNTS, COCKPITS, SAFETY BELTS, REPORTS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, CRASH INJURIES, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, MORTALITY RATE, AIRCRAFT SEATS.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE