COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PA-31-350 CHIEFTAIN (N44LV) ACCIDENT AND NASA CRASH TEST DATA

A full scale, controlled crash test to simulate the crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain airplane is described. Comparisons were performed between the simulated crash and the actual crash in order to assess seat and floor behavior, and to estimate the acceleration levels experienced in the craft at the time of impact. Photographs, acceleration histories, and the tested airplane crash data is used to augment the accident information to better define the crash conditions. Measured impact parameters are presented along with flight path velocity and angle in relation to the impact surface.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Langley Research Center

    Advanced Research and Technical Office
    Langley Station, VA  USA  23365
  • Authors:
    • HAYDUK, R J
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305655
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-80102, L-13064
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM