CANADIAN FORCES AIRCREW EJECTION, DESCENT, AND LANDING INJURIES: 1 JANUARY 1975 - 31 DECEMBER 1987

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Authors
  1. Sturgeon, W.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
During the 13 year period 1 January 1975 - 31 December 1987, there were 78 attempted ejections from Canadian Forces aircraft of which 67 were successful. Fifty-eight of these ejectees received injuries from four main causative mechanisms: harness (restraint and parachute), bodily contact with cockpit surroundings during ejection, windblast force, and ejection acceleration force. Nineteen individuals (28.3%) received "major" injuries from ejection jolt, windblast flail, collision with the seat structure, and landing. Fourteen of these individuals (20.9%) suffered fractured vertebrae. The report documents both major and minor non-fatal injuries and their causative mechanisms related to ejection from Canadian Forces aircraft.
Report Number
DCIEM-88-RR-56 —
Date of publication
15 Dec 1988
Number of Pages
24
DSTKIM No
89-01678
CANDIS No
59608
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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