EMERGENCY ESCAPE OF HANDICAPPED AIR TRAVELERS

This report describes a study conducted by the Civil Aeromedical Institute to investigate potential problems related to the emergency evacuation of civil aircraft carrying handicapped passengers. The study includes an analysis of the movement of individual handicapped subjects in an aircraft cabin and the results of evacuation tests in which a portion of the test subjects either were handicapped or simulated handicaps. Data are given relative to assistance to handicapped passengers, the effects of groups of handicapped passengers, seating location, floor slope, and exit type on the evacuation time. Suggestions by handicapped subjects and a summary of recent aircraft accidents involving evacuation of handicapped passengers are included as appendices to the report. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Flight Standards Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Authors:
    • Blethrow, J G
    • Garner, J D
    • Lowrey, D L
    • Busby, D E
    • Chandler, R F
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 72 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-AM-77-11
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1978 12:00AM