Accession Number : ADA137254

Title :   A Survey of Serious Aircraft Accidents Involving Fatigue Fracture. Volume 1. Fixed-Wing Aircraft (Etude sur des Accidents Importants d'Avions du aux Effets des Fractures de Fatigue. Volume 1. Effets sur des Avions).

Descriptive Note : Aeronautical note,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICAL ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Campbell, G S ; Lahey, R T C

PDF Url : ADA137254

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 153

Abstract : A world-wide survey was done of serious aircraft accidents involving fatigue fracture. Volume 1 of the report deals with fixed-wing aircraft, while Volume 2 addresses rotary-wing aircraft. A total of 1466 fixed-wing accidents since 1927 were identified as having fatigue fracture as a related cause, and these accidents resulted in 1861 fatalities. The accidents cover civil and, to a limited extent, military aircraft. Accidents are listed by failure type, as well as by aircraft type. Engine/transmission failure and landing-gear failure were the most common cause of recent fixed-wing accidents, and currently there is an average of about 69 fixed-wing fatigue accidents per year.

Descriptors :   *AVIATION ACCIDENTS, *SURVEYS, *ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT, *FIXED WING AIRCRAFT, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), FRACTURE(MECHANICS), STATISTICAL DATA, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Safety Engineering
      Mechanics
      Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE