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.
National Transportation Safety BoardOffice of Aviation Safety
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1974-11-13
- Pagination: 45 p.
- TRT Terms: Air transportation crashes; Aircraft; Crash injury research; Crash investigation; Crashes; Evacuation; Fires; Public address systems; Research; Warning systems; Weather
- Old TRIS Terms: Aircraft fires; Evacuating transportation; Readiness
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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