Crash Safety Tests of Two Transport Aircraft 640316

Two full scale crash safety tests of transport aircraft are being conducted to study take-off and landing accidents wherein speeds and loads do not exceed survivable limits. The wings and fuselage are being extensively instrumented to measure loads, accelerations, and fuel pressures. Secondary experiments are also being carried out on board. The data will be used to improve impact protection and to reduce the possibility of fire after impact. A general discussion of the results of the first test is presented.


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