|Document ID (ISN)||67859|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Li G., Baker S.P., Dodd R.S.
||The epidemiology of aircraft fire in commuter and air taxi crashes
||May 1996, Vol.67, No.5, p.434-437. 18 ref.
||Data on commuter air carrier and air taxi crashes for the period 1983-1988 were examined. Aircraft fire was recorded in 153 (17%) of the 888 crashes identified. Factors associated with increased likelihood of fire were non-airport location, twin-engine aircraft and nighttime flying. The majority of fires occurred during impact sequence and the most frequent source of ignition was the engine. Fire sensing and extinguishing systems were installed in only 19% of aircraft. Rescue and firefighting efforts were hampered most commonly by terrain, weather and darkness.
||USA; air transport; fire hazards
||epidemiologic study; sources of ignition
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards