LOSS OF CABIN PRESSURE IN CANADIAN FORCES EJECTION SEAT AIRCRAFT 1962 TO 1982

Authors
  1. Brooks, C.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A review of all aircraft accidents and incidents in the Canadian Forces over the last 20 years (1962 - 1982) has been carried out. There have been 47 cases of serious loss of cabin pressurization in ejection seat equipped aircraft. Altitudes varied from 15,000 to 54,000 feet. No one aircraft appears to be more vulnerable. The most common cause was problems with the canopy seal (25%). There were three cases of hypoxia and two cases of decompression sickness. No deaths or permanent injuries occurred. Loss of pressurization is an extremely low, but definite risk to the pilot and aeromedical training with practical demonstration in the hypobaric chamber should continue. This report has been published in Aviation Space and Environment Medicine. 55:1154-63, 1984.
Report Number
84-R-08 —
Date of publication
15 Jun 1984
Number of Pages
26
DSTKIM No
85-01546
CANDIS No
46358
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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