Accession Number : ADA309175

Title :   Aviation Life Support Equipment Retrieval Program: Report of Aircraft Mishap 95-4, Involving the HGU-56/P Army Aviation Helmet.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Voisine, Joel J. ; Licina, Joseph R. ; McEntire, B. J. ; Albano, John P.

PDF Url : ADA309175

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : In 1972, the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) established the Aviation Life Support Equipment Retrieval Program (ALSERP). The purpose of this program is to evaluate the effectiveness of aviation protective equipment in an aircraft accident environment and to contribute to the improvement of this equipment through modification or development of new design criteria. Department of the Army Pamphlet 385-40, Army Accident Investigation and Reporting, requires all life support equipment which is in any way implicated in the cause or prevention of injury be shipped to USAARL for analysis. This report analyzes the first impact damaged HGU-56/P recovered from a recent Army aviation mishap involving an AH-6J helicopter.

Descriptors :   *PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, *LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS, *FLIGHT HELMETS, ENVIRONMENTS, ARMY RESEARCH, REPORTS, AERONAUTICS, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, DESIGN CRITERIA, PREVENTION, ARMY AVIATION, MEDICAL LABORATORIES, ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS, AVIATION MEDICINE.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Protective Equipment
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE