EMERGENCY AND DISASTER PLANS, AND ASSOCIATED PROBLEMS CONCERNING MAJOR AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS

Potential emergencies resulting from the crash of a wide-bodied jet and disaster plans developed for emergencies of such magnitude are discussed. The basic functions of the National Transportation Safety Board and implementation of a disaster plan (including crowd control, fire and rescue operations, on-scene medical aid and evacuation, and wreckage investigation and handling) are outlined. A review of disaster programs in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area conducted by the Safety Board in described, and two aircraft accidents involving problems of recovery and rescue operations in a remote area and near a metropolitan airport are detailed. The development of airport-based emergency facilities is considered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • SAFE Annual Convention and Trade Exhibit (12th), Las Vegas, September 8-12, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Survival and Flight Equipment Association

    7754 Densmore
    Van Nuys, CA  USA  91406
  • Authors:
    • Childs, J T
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 98-103

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM