THE HUMAN FACTORS RELATING TO ESCAPE AND SURVIVAL FROM HELICOPTERS DITCHING IN WATER

Authors
  1. Brooks, C.J.
Corporate Authors
Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development, Neuilly-sur-Seine (France) Aerospace Medical Panel;Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
This AGARDograph describes the worldwide incidence of military and civilian over-water helicopter accidents and the problems related to survival. It reviews the typical accident scenario from the moment the occupant steps on board the helicopter and the pre-flight briefing through to the accident itself, the difficulties with escape (commonly from underwater and in darkness), to the rescue and return safe and sound to dry land. It also proposes improvements to crashworthiness and life support equipment in current in-service and future helicopters and a syllabus for underwater escape training.
Report Number
AGARD-AG-305 — AGARDograph
Date of publication
15 Aug 1989
Number of Pages
70
DSTKIM No
90-00033
CANDIS No
62313
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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