SPECIAL STUDY. SAFETY ASPECTS OF EMERGENCY EVACUATIONS FROM AIR CARRIER AIRCRAFT

The study examines 10 recent U.S. air carrier accidents in which an emergency evacuation occurred. These accidents exemplify the factors most commonly identified as influencing evacuation success. The factors identified and discussed include the following: Weather, terrain, aircraft attitude, fire and smoke, evacuation slides, emergency lighting, emergency communications equipment, obstructions to egress, passenger preparedness, crewmember training, and crewmember procedures. Ten safety recommendations regarding improvements in evacuation slides, megaphones, public address systems, passenger briefings, emergency lighting, and crewmember training resulted from this study.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Office of Aviation Safety
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1974-11-13

Media Info

  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAS-74-3
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM