Accession Number : AD0859114

Title :   Flight Test Results of Cargo Aircraft Air Escape Tests Conducted on C-97 Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : WRIGHT AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Coons,Donald E.

Report Date : 25 OCT 1954

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Flight tests were conducted on the C-97 in order to determine the correct hatch openings and evacuation procedures to be used in case of an inflight fire. The results of this test indicated that in no case should any hatches other than the rear escape hatches be used for evacuation. The opening of any hatches in conjunction with these two will cause an unfavorable flow condition.

Descriptors :   (*TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, *AIRCRAFT FIRES), BAILOUT, HATCHES, GAS FLOW, FLAME PROPAGATION, FLIGHT CREWS, SAFETY, HAZARDS, EVACUATION, VENTILATION

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE